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The Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus: an Anglican juridical perspective

Doe, Christopher Norman ORCID: 2010. The Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus: an Anglican juridical perspective. [Working Paper]. Centre for Law and Religion Working Papers, Cardiff: Cardiff University.

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The Apostolic Constitution, Anglicanorum coetibus, and its Complementary Norms, approved by Pope Benedict XVI on 4 November 2009, provide for the foundation of personal ordinariates for Anglicans seeking full communion with the Latin Church. From an Anglican perspective, this development raises a host of fascinating practical and juridical questions. This short paper deals with three issues: (1) responses to the Apostolic Constitution, especially Anglican responses; (2) the Apostolic Constitution itself, with particular reference to Anglican canonical categories within it (such as that of the Anglican Communion and its patrimony); and (3) some relevant legal provisions of or applicable to Anglican Churches which may either obstruct progress or facilitate progress around the initiative. The paper ends with brief conclusions.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Centre for Law and Religion (CLR)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
K Law > K Law (General)
Publisher: Cardiff University
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2022 10:26

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