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Code of Canon Law

Year of Version:1983
Date of Entry into Force:November 27, 1983
Date of Text (Enacted):January 25, 1983
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Other
Notes:The Canon Law Code (Codex Iuris Canonici) of the Holy See embodies the laws and regulations adopted by ecclesiastical authority, for the government of the Catholic Church and its members.
In the Roman Church, such laws derive formal authority and promulgation from the Pope, who as Supreme Pontiff possesses the totality of legislative, executive and judicial power in his person.
Available Texts: 
English

Code of Canon Law Code of Canon Law, Complete document (pdf) [965 KB] Code of Canon Law, Complete document (htm) [832 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

French

Code de droit canonique Code de droit canonique, Complete document (pdf) [1024 KB]

Italian

Codice del diritto canonico Codice del diritto canonico, Complete document (pdf) [908 KB]

Spanish

Codigo de Derecho Canonico Codigo de Derecho Canonico, Complete document (pdf) [923 KB] Codigo de Derecho Canonico, Complete document (htm) [835 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

WIPO Lex No.:VA001

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