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Periodica de re canonica
Periodica de re canonica
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AuthorUlrich Rhode
TitleCompetentias quasdam: un motu proprio per il decentramento
PeriodicalPeriodica de re canonica
ISSN 2610-9212 —  2611-4054

The m.p. Competentias quasdam of 11 February 2022 wants to realize a “healthy decentralization” in the Church. Its publication is probably connected to the project of a reform of the Roman Curia which has been realized through the ap. const. Praedicate Evangelium. The actual impact of the new motu proprio is, however, quite limited. This becomes clear when it is compared to the list of all the affairs which require some sort of involvement of the Apostolic See. From this list, which certainly comprises more than one hundred items, the m.p. has withdrawn only one single item, the need of a confirmation for a decree of dismissal of a religious. In order to realize a decentralization which is able to really change the role of the Apostolic See, a much more extensive project would be necessary.

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