Canon 538, §3 - Cessation of Office of Pastor

Complementary Norm: In accord with the prescriptions of canon 538, §3, the National Conference of Catholic Bishops authorizes diocesan bishops to develop diocesan policy for the retirement of priests in accord with the provisions of Norms for Priests and Their Third Age.

Approved: General Meeting, November 1987

Reviewed: Holy See (Congregation for Clergy), Letter from Apostolic Pro-Nuncio (Prot. No. 5465/87/4) January 19, 1988

Promulgated: Norms for Priests and Their Third Age, February 23, 1988