TSC 527 Apostolic Constitutions of Pope John Paul II and the Tribunal

Faculty: Rev. Jude Onogbosele, J.C.D. (Profile)


Of the many kinds of papal documents, such as Encyclicals and Letters, the most important are Apostolic Constitutions, since these touch legislative matters. Pope John Paul II issued five important Apostolic Constitutions. The study of these relatively few documents helps to understand how modern Church law arises, and the continued significant legal concerns of the papacy. The ultimate goal of this tutorial is to familiarize the canonist with the Apostolic Constitutions promulgated by Pope John Paul II and their influence Church law and on tribunals.

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