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Ecclesiastical Penalties
(480 words)

[German Version]

are legal restrictions imposed by the Catholic Church on church members who culpably and accountably violate church law. In continuity with CIC/1917, CIC/1983 c.1312 §1 distinguishes censures (CIC/1983 cc.1331–1335; cf. CCEO cc.1431f., 1434f.), namely, excommunication, interdict, and suspension (clerics), from expiatory penalties (CIC/1983 cc.1336–1338; CCEO cc.1429f.; 1433). Such include residency stipulations and prohibitions, withdrawal of authorizations, offices, privileges, etc., prohibition against exercising the afor…

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Rees, Wilhelm, “Ecclesiastical Penalties”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_11758>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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