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Changes to the canons of the CIC


  • The list includes only changes made for an indefinite period of time for a generality of cases. Therefore, it does not include ecceptions made for the benefit of individual persons or entities and which rather have the character of dispensations for individual cases.
  • In some cases it has happened that there have been multiple changes affecting the same canon. In these cases, the overview on this page lists only the most recent change. Such examples are:
    • The composition of the Roman Curia described in cc. 360-361 was modified first by the ap. const. Pastor bonus (1988) and then by the ap. const. Praedicate Evangelium (2022).
    • Can. 700 was first modified by the m.p. Competentias quasdam (2022) and again by the m.p. Expedit ut iura (2023).
    • Can. 1371 was first modified by the m.p. Ad tuendam fidem (1998) and again by the ap. const. Pascite gregem (2021).

a) ordered by canons


CanonType of changeDocument which has changed the canon
can. 1108-1109 New text Francis, Motu Proprio De concordia inter Codices, of 31.05.2016, art. 6-7
can. 604 § 3 New text Francis, Motu Proprio Competentias quasdam decernere, of 11.02.2022, Art. 4
can. 237 § 2 New text Francis, Motu Proprio Competentias quasdam decernere, of 11.02.2022, Art. 1
can. 1111-1112 New text Francis, Motu Proprio De concordia inter Codices, of 31.05.2016, art. 8-9
can. 686 § 1 New text Francis, Motu Proprio Competentias quasdam decernere, of 11.02.2022, Art. 5
can. 1116 New text Francis, Motu Proprio De concordia inter Codices, of 31.05.2016, art. 10
can. 688 § 2 New text Francis, Motu Proprio Competentias quasdam decernere, of 11.02.2022, Art. 6
can. 1127 New text Francis, Motu Proprio De concordia inter Codices, of 31.05.2016, art. 11
can. 699 § 2 New text Francis, Motu Proprio Competentias quasdam decernere, of 11.02.2022, Art. 7
can. 838 New text Francis, Motu Proprio Magnum principium, of 03.09.2017
can. 775 § 2 New text Francis, Motu Proprio Competentias quasdam decernere, of 11.02.2022, Art. 8
can. 694 New text Francis, Motu Proprio Communis vita, of 19.03.2019, art. 1
can. 1308 New text Francis, Motu Proprio Competentias quasdam decernere, of 11.02.2022, Art. 9
can. 729 New text Francis, Motu Proprio Communis vita, of 19.03.2019, art. 2
can. 1310 New text Francis, Motu Proprio Competentias quasdam decernere, of 11.02.2022, 10
can. 579 New text Francis, Motu Proprio Authenticum charismatis, of 01.11.2020
can. 750 New text John Paul II, Motu Proprio Ad tuendam fidem, of 18.05.1998, n. 4 A
can. 1008-1009 New text Benedict XVI, Motu Proprio Omnium in mentem, of 26.10.2009, art. 1-2
can. 1086 New text Benedict XVI, Motu Proprio Omnium in mentem, of 26.10.2009, art. 3
can. 1117 New text Benedict XVI, Motu Proprio Omnium in mentem, of 26.10.2009, art. 4
can. 700 New text Francis, Motu Proprio Expedit ut iura, of 02.04.2023, Art. 1
can. 1124 New text Benedict XVI, Motu Proprio Omnium in mentem, of 26.10.2009, art. 5
can. 295-296 New text Francis, Motu Proprio Le Prelature personali, of 08.08.2023
can. 1671-1691 New text Francis, Motu Proprio Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus, of 15.08.2015
can. 111-112 New text Francis, Motu Proprio De concordia inter Codices, of 31.05.2016, art. 1-2
can. 230 § 1 New text Francis, Motu Proprio Spiritus Domini, of 10.01.2021
can. 535 New text Francis, Motu Proprio De concordia inter Codices, of 31.05.2016, art. 3
can. 242 § 1 New text Francis, Motu Proprio Competentias quasdam decernere, of 11.02.2022, Art. 2
can. 1311-1399 New text Francis, Apostolic Constitution Pascite gregem Dei, of 23.05.2021 (Canons that have not been modified: 1313; 1320; 1322; 1328; 1329; 1330; 1337; 1340; 1348; 1353; 1363; 1374; 1396; 1399)
can. 868 New text Francis, Motu Proprio De concordia inter Codices, of 31.05.2016, art. 4-5
can. 265 New text Francis, Motu Proprio Competentias quasdam decernere, of 11.02.2022, Art. 3
can. 695 § 1 New text Francis, Motu Proprio Recognitum Librum VI, of 26.04.2022
can. 189 § 3 Derogation Francis, Motu Proprio Imparare a congedarsi, of 12.02.2018, art. 5
can. 1732 Derogation Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Ratio agendi Congregatio pro Doctrina Fidei, of 29.06.1997, art. 28
can. 588 § 2 Derogation Francis, Rescriptum ex Audientia SS.mi Il Santo Padre, of 18.05.2022
can. 638 § 4 Derogation Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, Instruction Cor orans, of 01.04.2018, nn. 52, 81 d), 108
can. 667 § 4 Derogation Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, Instruction Cor orans, of 01.04.2018, n. 83 g), 174, 175
can. 628 § 2, 1° Derogation Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, Instruction Cor orans, of 01.04.2018, n. 111
can. 686 § 2 Derogation Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, Instruction Cor orans, of 01.04.2018, n. 130, 177, 178
can. 1709 § 1 Change of the norm, without changing its text Benedict XVI, Motu Proprio Quaerit semper, of 30.08.2011, Art. 2
can. 360 Change of the norm, without changing its text Francis, Apostolic Constitution Praedicate Evangelium, of 19.03.2022
can. 874 § 1, 3° Change of the norm, without changing its text Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Directory La recherche, of 25.03.1993, n. 98 b); cf. can. 685 § 3 CCEO
can. 361 Change of the norm, without changing its text Francis, Apostolic Constitution Praedicate Evangelium, of 19.03.2022
can. 948 Change of the norm, without changing its text Congregation for the Clergy, Decree Mos iugiter, of 22.02.1991, art. 2
can. 1037 Change of the norm, without changing its text Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Decree Ritus Ordinationum, of 29.06.1989
can. 1710 Change of the norm, without changing its text Benedict XVI, Motu Proprio Quaerit semper, of 30.08.2011, Art. 2
can. 1342 § 2 Special faculties Francis, Rescriptum ex Audientia SS.mi / Norms Congregatio pro Doctrina Fidei, of 11.10.2021, art. 9 § 3
can. 1317 Special faculties Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, Letter, of 31.03.2009, n. 4
can. 1342 § 2 Special faculties Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, Letter, of 31.03.2009, n. 4
can. 1349 Special faculties Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, Letter, of 31.03.2009, n. 4
can. 1342 § 2 Special faculties Congregation for the Clergy, Circular Letter, of 18.04.2009, n. 5
can. 1425 § 1, 1° b) Adjustment of the reference Francis, Motu Proprio Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus, of 15.08.2015, can. 1686 → can. 1688; can. 1688 → can. 1690
can. 1639 Adjustment of the reference Francis, Motu Proprio Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus, of 15.08.2015, can. 1683 → 1680 § 4
can. 1693 Adjustment of the reference Francis, Motu Proprio Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus, of 15.08.2015, can. 1682 → can. 1680
can. 1694 Adjustment of the reference Francis, Motu Proprio Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus, of 15.08.2015, can. 1673 → can. 1672
can. 1700 Adjustment of the reference Francis, Motu Proprio Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus, of 15.08.2015, can. 1681 → can. 1678 § 4
can. 1362 § 1, 1° Change of terminology Francis, Apostolic Constitution Praedicate Evangelium, of 19.03.2022, Art. 76 § 1

b) ordered by documents


Document Canones
Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Decree Ritus Ordinationum, of 29.06.1989 1037
Congregation for the Clergy, Decree Mos iugiter, of 22.02.1991 948
Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Directory La recherche, of 25.03.1993 874 § 1, 3°
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Ratio agendi Congregatio pro Doctrina Fidei, of 29.06.1997 1732
John Paul II, Motu Proprio Ad tuendam fidem, of 18.05.1998 750
Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, Letter, of 31.03.2009 1317; 1342 § 2; 1349
Congregation for the Clergy, Circular Letter, of 18.04.2009 1342 § 2
Benedict XVI, Motu Proprio Omnium in mentem, of 26.10.2009 1008-1009; 1086; 1117; 1124
Benedict XVI, Motu Proprio Quaerit semper, of 30.08.2011 1709 § 1; 1710
Francis, Motu Proprio Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus, of 15.08.2015 1425 § 1, 1° b); 1639; 1671-1691; 1693; 1694; 1700
Francis, Motu Proprio De concordia inter Codices, of 31.05.2016 111-112; 535; 868; 1108-1109; 1111-1112; 1116; 1127
Francis, Motu Proprio Magnum principium, of 03.09.2017 838
Francis, Motu Proprio Imparare a congedarsi, of 12.02.2018 189 § 3
Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, Instruction Cor orans, of 01.04.2018 628 § 2, 1°; 638 § 4; 667 § 4; 686 § 2
Francis, Motu Proprio Communis vita, of 19.03.2019 694; 729
Francis, Motu Proprio Authenticum charismatis, of 01.11.2020 579
Francis, Motu Proprio Spiritus Domini, of 10.01.2021 230 § 1
Francis, Apostolic Constitution Pascite gregem Dei, of 23.05.2021 1311-1399
Francis, Rescriptum ex Audientia SS.mi / Norms Congregatio pro Doctrina Fidei, of 11.10.2021 1342 § 2
Francis, Motu Proprio Competentias quasdam decernere, of 11.02.2022 237 § 2; 242 § 1; 265; 604 § 3; 686 § 1; 688 § 2; 699 § 2; 775 § 2; 1308; 1310
Francis, Apostolic Constitution Praedicate Evangelium, of 19.03.2022 360; 361; 1362 § 1, 1°
Francis, Motu Proprio Recognitum Librum VI, of 26.04.2022 695 § 1
Francis, Rescriptum ex Audientia SS.mi Il Santo Padre, of 18.05.2022 588 § 2
Francis, Motu Proprio Expedit ut iura, of 02.04.2023 700
Francis, Motu Proprio Le Prelature personali, of 08.08.2023 295-296