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Vatican recognition of CFC as a Private International Association of the Faithful
by the Pontifical Council for the Laity
April 25, 2005 - Vatican

PONTIFICIUM CONSILIUM PRO LAICIS
779/05/S-61/B-91

DECREE

Considering the Decree of recognition of the association Couples for Christ as an international private association of the faithful, with a juridical personality, and the approval of the Statutes for five years ad experimentum, granted on March 11, 2000 (Prot. N. 470/00/S-61/B-91);

Having examined the request presented on September 27, 2004 by Mr. Frank Padilla, Couples for Christ Director, to receive the definitive approval of the Statutes of the above mentioned association by this Dicastery;

Valuing the opportunity of approving definitely the Statutes of the Association Couples for Christ;

Accepting the modifications made to the Statutes in force;

In light of art. 131-134 of the Apostolic Constitution Pastor bonus for the Roman Curia, and canon 312 §1, 1°, of the Code of Canon Law, the Pontifical Council for the Laity decrees:

  1. The confirmation of the recognition of the association Couples for Christ as a private international association of the faithful, with a juridical personality, according to canons 298-311 and 321-329 of the Code of Canon Law.
  2. The definitive approval of the Statutes of the above mentioned association, that have been appropriately modified, duly authenticated by this Dicastery and deposited in our Archives.

From the Vatican, 25 April 2005, Feast of Saint Mark, Evangelist.

(Sgd.)

Josef Clemens
Secretary

Stanisław Ryłko
President

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