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Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, May 18, 2022. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis Changes Rules for Major Superiors of Religious Orders

May 18, 2022

The change allows religious brothers who are not priests to lead their religious communities with Vatican permission.

St. Peter holding the keys / Bohumil Petrik/CNA

Pope Francis Updates Canon Law on Dismissal from Religious Institutes

Apr 26, 2022

The change follows sweeping reform of the Catholic Church’s penal sanctions.

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Code of Canon Law Translated to Kiswahili after Seven Years of Work in Tanzania

Nov 19, 2020

The Code of Canon Law is now available in Kiswahili language following seven years of “difficult” work undertaken by a team of translators under the auspices of the Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC), a Cleric involved in the initiative has announced.