TSC 510 Latin Language: Issues and Access for Marriage Tribunals

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

Original documents in Canon Law and the law itself are written in the Latin language. In Latin, technical legal terms preserve their exact meaning. In Latin, the same essential meaning of the law is preserved even if the Code of Canon Law is translated into many languages. The Holy See promotes the use of vernacular translations so that everyone has access to the law in a convenient way. The ultimate goal of this tutorial is uncover problematic issues due to the Latin language, and to promote the experience of good access to papal legal documents, the history of the law, and the law itself.

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