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Complementary Norm: In accord with the prescriptions of canon 1421, §2, the National Conference of Catholic Bishops authorizes diocesan bishops to appoint lay persons as judges to serve as one member of a collegiate tribunal when necessary.
Approved: General Meeting, November 1983
Reviewed: Holy See (Congregation for Bishops), Letter to Apostolic Pro-Nuncio (Prot. No 296/84) April 28, 1984. Since the action was not in the form of a decree (c. 455, §2) it did not require the recognitio of the Holy See.
Promulgated: Memorandum to All Bishops, June 1, 1984
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