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QUESTION: How is a law promulgated? When does a law take effect?

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ANSWER:

Can. 8 §1. Universal ecclesiastical laws are promulgated by publication in the official commentary, Acta Apostolicae Sedis, unless another manner of promulgation has been prescribed in particular cases. They take force only after three months have elapsed from the date of that issue of the Acta unless they bind immediately from the very nature of the matter, or the law itself has specifically and expressly established a shorter or longer suspensive period (vacatio).

§2. Particular laws are promulgated in the manner determined by the legislator and begin to oblige a month after the day of promulgation unless the law itself establishes another time period.

http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG1104/__P3.HTM

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Written by Erineus

May 7, 2011 at 1:56 pm

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