Canon Law (Church Law): January 2011 Archives
Pope Benedict XVI appointed Attilio Cardinal Nicora, as president of the newly created Financial Information Authority (FIA). Until now, the cardinal has been the head of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See. Also appointed on Wednesday were the members of the executive council of the FIA:
- Claudio Bianchi, former professor of accounting at Rome's La Sapienza University;
- Marcello Condemi, associate professor of economic law at Rome's G. Marconi University;
- Giuseppe Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, rector of Rome's LUMSA University;
- Cesare Testa, former president of the Central Institute for the Sustenance of the Clergy.
Surprisingly, no North Americans were appointed.
The Financial Information Authority was formed on December 30 as an "autonomous and independent body with the specific task of preventing and countering the laundering of money and the financing of terrorism with respect to each subject, both legal and physical, entity and institution of whatever nature, of Vatican City State, of the Dicasteries of the Roman Curia and of all the other institutions and entities dependent on the Holy See."
Decree of erection of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham
The supreme law of the Church is the salvation of souls. As such, throughout its history, the Church has always found the pastoral and juridical means to care for the good of the faithful.
With the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus, promulgated on 4 November 2009, the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, provided for the establishment of Personal ordinariates through which Anglican faithful may enter, even in a corporate manner, into full communion with the Catholic Church. On the same date, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith published Complementary Norms relating to such Ordinariates.