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Apostolic Signatura

John J. Coughlin

New York University


Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 07-31

This article describes the Apostolic Signatura which is the supreme tribunal of the Roman Catholic Church. The article of approximately 2,800 words is to appear in the DICTIONARY OF CANON LAW (Liturgical Press 2007, J. Conn & J. Provost, eds.). The brief article offers a general description of the Apostolic Signatura, traces its historical development over the many centuries, and discusses its present structure, competence and procedural norms.

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Date posted: May 11, 2007  

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Coughlin, John J., Apostolic Signatura (5-8-07). Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 07-31. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=985286 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.985286

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