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Canon Law makes it clear that funerals should be refused to ‘manifest sinners to whom a Church funeral could not be granted without public scandal to the faithful’

Pontiff addresses members of the Roman Rota at start of the Vatican’s judicial year

‘Canon Law rules out the exercise of temporal power, and it’s never right for a priest to hold it’, says spokesman

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Prelates who fail to apply penalties seem to be ‘consenting to the evil committed’, says cardinal

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The Vatican is acting with unusual determination in the ‘bishop of bling’ case

Freiburg spokesman says local Church has authority to issue new guidelines

If the judgment is upheld, canon law is to be replaced by employment law

I am pretty sure that a wedding without any civil registration is illegal from the point of view of canon law