Canon Law in Catalonia

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Current Legal Issues100 years after the first canon codification (1917-2017)


Place: Aula Magna and the Saló de Graus room. Barcelona Campus (Immaculada 22. 08017 Barcelona)
Organized by: Faculty of Law and Institute for Advanced Family Sudies

Opening session:  100 years after the first canon codification

10 a.m. Inauguration of the Conference

10.30 a.m. Canon Law in Catalonia: past, present and future

11.00 a.m. The challenges in the codification of Ecclesiastic Law, 100 years later.

  • Dr Miguel Sánchez-Lasheras, Professor of Canon Law and History of Law. Catholic University of Valparaíso, Chile.

11.30 a.m. Coffee break

Issues related to the management of ecclesiastical assets and Church organisation

12 p.m. The challenge of managing the church’s assets nowadays

  • Dr Remigio Beneyto Berengue, Full Professor of State Ecclesiastic Law. Member of the Council for Legal Affairs and the Council for Financial Affairs in the Archdiocese of Barcelona.

12.30 p.m. Pope Francis and the Church organisation plan

  • Dr Ferran Puig i Sanahuja, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Rome). 

1 p.m. Colloquium with all the speakers from the morning session

1.30 p.m. End of the first session

Issues in canonical criminal law

3 p.m. The Delicta Graviora laws of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

  • Dr Jordi Bertomeu, Official for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Ecclesiastical Judge from the Tortosa Archdiocese.

3.45 p.m. The parish’s criminal responsibility

  • Mr Manel Riera, Lawyer Canonical Crimes in the Civil Field.

4.30 p.m. Canonical crimes in the civil sphere

  • Dr Francisca Pérez-Madrid, Accredited Full Professor of Canon and State Ecclesiastical Law, University of Barcelona

5.15 p.m. Colloquium with speakers

5.45 p.m. End of the second session