Vatican City, Apr 3, 2023 / 05:03 am
Pope Francis amended canon law on Monday to give members of institutes of consecrated life more time to appeal a dismissal.
The April 3 motu proprio changed norms in the law of the Latin Church and the Eastern Churches.
The pope said that the current time periods stipulated for appeal of a dismissal from consecrated life “cannot be said to be congruent with the protection of the rights of the person.”
“A less restrictive mode of the terms of transmission of the appeal would allow the person concerned to be able to better evaluate the charges against him, as well as to be able to use more appropriate modes of communication,” he added.