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Complementary Norm: The National Conference of Catholic Bishops interprets the meaning of diu of canon 961, §1, 2o to be "one month," by which the diocesan bishop judges whether and when the conditions of grave necessity for general absolution are verified in his diocese.
Approved: General Meeting, June 1988
Reviewed: Holy See (Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments) (oral communication) Since the action was not considered a decree (c. 455, §2) it did not require the recognitio of the Holy See.
Promulgated: Memorandum to All Bishops, December 15, 1989
Subsequent Action: No further action is required in light of the April 7, 2002 Apostolic Letter motu proprio, Misericordia Dei.
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