Recently Pope Francis changed the Church laws to allow women to do more things during Mass. The law that defines proceedings during Mass and in Altar is called Code of Canon Law. The Code of Canon Law has now been amended to allow women to serve in Altar. Pope Francis Amendment of Church Law

Can women become priests under the new laws?

No women priests not a part of new laws.

Amendments made to the new Law

  • The new amendments for Code of Canon Law will allow women to do more things during Mass.
  • The new amendments allow Women to read the Gospel and serve at the Altar as ministers. Previously such roles were reserved only to men.
  • Under the new amendments, Women can be allowed to play the role of Lectors and Acolytes. Lectors are persons who reads lessons in a church service. An Acolyte is a person assisting the celebrant in a religious service or procession.

Head of the Catholic Church Pope Francis has created a second study commission to study if women could be deacons. The first commission failed to reach a consensus.

Code of Canon Law

This Law is the code of ecclesiastical laws that govern the Catholic Church.

The 1983 Code of Canon Law is also known as the Johanno-Pauline Code. It is the fundamental laws of Latin Church. It was promulgated by John Paul II and took legal effect in the year 1983. It replaced the Code of Canon Law of 1917. The 1983 Code of Canon Law was promulgated by Pope Benedict XV.

First Code of Canon Law

The Code of Canon Law of 1917 promulgated by Benedict XV was the first.

What is the Canon?

The Canon is the Greek word for rule.

Who are controlled by Code of Canon Law?

Christianity. It is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.

What is the Baptism?

It is the Christian religious rite of sprinkling water to a person’s forehead symbolizing purification and admission to the Christian Church.

Pope Francis Amendment of Church Law