Vatican City, Apr 12, 2023 / 10:47 am
Pope Francis revised a law regulating the Vatican’s judicial system on Wednesday, reversing some aspects of the pope’s prior reform of the Vatican City courts.
The April 12 motu proprio eliminates the previous mandate for a full-time Vatican magistrate, allowing all members of the court to be able to take on other positions.
It also stipulates that the president of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, the Curia’s highest canonical appeals court, will no longer be the de facto president of the Vatican court of cassation.
The new changes mark the third motu proprio Pope Francis has issued to amend the law of his 2020 reform of the Vatican City court system.