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Under new procedures, Vatican will launch an investigation when there is ‘serious evidence’ of negligence

Heresy has a specific meaning. Throwing the term around doesn’t help intra-Catholic debates

In the post-Vatican II Church notions of crime and justice had no place and abusers were labelled as victims

The initial effects of Mitis Iudex are now beginning to filter through into actual cases being heard before tribunals

The Pope has made canon law changes with the aim of making marriage annulment quicker and cheaper

But there is one country where the Church seems to be very wealthy

The Pope’s recent comment about ‘doctors of the law’ is being flung in canonists’ faces

The Church is governed by a universal series of laws – where this basic principal has been ignored, chaos and injustice have reigned

Pope Francis has made it abundantly clear that the doctrine of the indissolubility of marriage is simply not up for discussion

A leading canon lawyer argues that the Pope’s radical annulment reforms could overturn an all-important principle of Church law