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Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio speaks at a Vatican press conference Sept. 8, 2015.

Vatican's former legal chief says canon law should include care of creation

Church law should include care of creation, Vatican legal expert says  Read more

Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, president of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, speaks at a Vatican press conference Sept. 8, 2015.

Vatican's top legal aide says divorced-and-remarried may receive Communion

The head of the Vatican office charged with interpreting Church law has said that divorced-and-remarried persons who want to change... Read more

Opening Session of the Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops at the Vatican, Oct. 6, 2014.

'Justice and mercy cannot be separated': Three synod proposals emerge

As three proposals emerged from the synod of bishops to reform the process of marriage annulment, a participant in the... Read more