This is the main page of the Canon Law series.
The sub-pages in this series address specific topics or canons of the Codes of Canon law, both the Roman code and that of the Eastern Churches.
The canon law of the Eastern Churches does not differ substantially from that of Roman Catholic Church, except for the fact that the Roman corpus of canon law has more canons than the Eastern code. Because the numbering of the canons between the codes differs, there are tables available that match up or cross-reference the codes.
If you need to cross reference a canon, leave a comment or e-mail us and we’ll be happy to provide you with the canon number in the corresponding code. We will make every effort to get the right answer from the experts, and will publish it here.
Whereas we call these canons “law” they have more the character of rules or guidelines; they are taken very seriously in terms of their application to how the Church is run, however. Make no mistake about that important fact.
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