The Commission on Canon Law:

1. Shall make the necessary studies and recommendations to the Conference concerning the implementation of the CBCP Complementary Norms on the Code of Canon Law.

2. Shall ask for the needed authorization and/or faculties from the Apostolic See in favor of the Conference as a whole or upon request from its Members, for the more effective exercise of the Pastoral Office.

3. Shall organize and promote, maintain and facilitate, periodic updating seminars on Canon Law for Bishops and Priests, Religious and Lay People.

4. Shall assist the diocesan Bishops in the establishment of Matrimonial Tribunals and in the promotion of the technical preparation and updating of the personnel required for the continuous functioning of said Tribunals.

5. Shall promote the establishment of a Canon Law Society of the Philippines and encourage the holding of annual conventions of Canonists.

6. Shall give canonical opinion on legal matters in response to questions and/or for the resolution of issues, at its own initiative or at the request of the Conference.

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines

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Episcopal Commission on Canon Law (ECCL)


Bp. Jacinto A. Jose


Bp. Emilio Z. Marquez


Bp. Leonardo Medroso

Bp. Wilfredo D. Manlapaz

Bp. Antonio R. Tobias

Executive Secretary

Rev. Fr. Junar dela Victoria

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