Protection of the Ecclesial Community against Internet Abuses in Book VI of the Code of Canon Law


Abstract

Pope Francis, promulgating new canonical provisions in the field of criminal law, made an in-depth analysis of the ecclesial community, both in itself and through its reference to the secular community. From this perspective, the study presents the reasons for normative solutions: theological, church-social, and social. They constitute a point of reference for considering the abuses and crimes committed by the faithful using the Internet. The presence of the Internet has significantly changed the perception of the secular and ecclesial community, which does not release the faithful from the obligation to guard the faith and bear witness to it. This is also served by normative solutions, the observance of which contributes to building the unity of the community.


Keywords

Church community; protection; Internet abuse; criminal law

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Published : 2023-12-29


GałkowskiT. (2023). Protection of the Ecclesial Community against Internet Abuses in Book VI of the Code of Canon Law. Philosophy and Canon Law, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.31261/PaCL.2023.09.2.05

Tomasz Gałkowski  tgal@poczta.onet.pl
Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw  Poland
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9166-9516




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