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