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Jurisdiction, Ecclesiastical
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[German Version]

(Jurisdiction/Power of Jurisdiction)

I. Catholic Church – II. Protestant Churches.

I. Catholic Church

The Codex Iuris Canonici (1983) (CIC 1983) lays out the procedures of ecclesiastical trials in Book VII. The new code had a twofold purpose: to simplify the structures and procedures of the tribunals and to expedite trials.

1. By virtue of its own – i.e. divine – and exclusive authority, the church claims jurisdiction in litigation concerning spiritual and related matters – worship, doctrine, e…

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May, Georg and Germann, Michael, “Jurisdiction, Ecclesiastical”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_08463>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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