Finance Officer in the Syro-Malabar Major Archiepiscopal Church

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Title: Finance Officer in the Syro-Malabar Major Archiepiscopal Church
Authors: Changankary, Matthew
Date: 2012-06-27
Abstract: The promulgation of the CCEO and the elevation of the Syro-Malabar Church sui iuris to the status of a major archiepiscopal Church, on 16 December 1992, are important milestones in the recent history of the Church. The new status of the Syro-Malabar Church necessitated a revised system of administration of its temporal goods. Previously the administration of ecclesiastical goods of the Syro-Malabar Church was ruled predominantly by the motu proprios Postquam apostolicis litteris, Cleri sanctitati, and customary law both at the eparchial and parish levels. In the present situation a new ecclesiastical office, that of the finance officer of the major archiepiscopal Church, was created. The thesis presents the office of finance officer and examines critically the canonical aspects of his/her status and duties. It analyzes the canons contained in CCEO related to temporal goods, as well as other universal and particular ecclesiastical norms. In particular, the sources include various synodal decrees, eparchial/diocesan statutes of the Syro-Malabar Church, and relevant particular laws of the respective major archiepiscopal Churches. Pertinent Indian civil laws are also considered in the context of the functions of the finance officer. The thesis provides a historical perspective of the financial administration of the Syro-Malabar Church, and then continues to situate the office of the finance officer in the organizational structure of the financial administration of the Syro-Malabar Church. The principal functions and responsibilities of the finance officer of the Syro-Malabar Church are presented in the context of specific ecclesiastical and secular legal parameters.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/22922
http://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-735
CollectionThèses Saint-Paul // Saint Paul Theses
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