57 Ius Canonicum 761 (2017)
Note on the Provision of Capital Offices as a Juridical Act and as an Act of Government

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Anotaciones acerca de la provisión

de oficios capitales como acto jurídico

y como acto de gobierno


Note on the Provision of Capital Offices as a Juridical Act
and as an Act of Govemment





                                       RECIBIDO 24 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2016 /ACEPTADO  5 DE FEBRERO DE 2017

Fernando PUIG SANAHUJA
Profesor Asociado de Derecho de la Organización de la Iglesia
Pontificia U niversit  della Santa Croce. Facolta di Diritto Canonico. Roma
fpuig2@gnail.com


Resumen: El nombramiento de titulares de oficios
capitales tiene importantes implicaciones sacra-
mentales, un buen número de elementos jurídico-
formales y una notable dimensión prudencial, pas-
toral y aun política. Estas facetas se relacionan con
el derecho al buen gobierno que asiste a la comu-
nidad de fieles. El análisis de las normas y de algu-
nos elementos de la praxis aplicativa de estas di-
mensiones articulan el presente estudio. En primer
lugar se afronta la dimensión jurídico-sacramental
implicada en la provisión de oficios capitales. En se-
gundo lugar se reflexiona sobre la comunión jerár-
quica como situación personal que es verificada en
la provisión. En tercer lugar se estudian los aspectos
de moderación del ministerio episcopal como suje-
to colectivo que son tomados en consideración en
la provisión del oficio capital.
Palabras clave: Obispos, Nombramiento, Gobier-
no eclesial.


Abstract: The appointment of holders of capital
offices entails imporant sacramental implications,
a number of legal-formal elements and significant
prudential, pastoral and even political features. AII
these aspects are involved in the right of the
ecclesial community to good governance. The
purpose of this paper is to analyze the norms and
some elements of their application regarding three
dimensions of the act of provision. First, the legal-
sacramental dimension involved in the provision of
episcopal offices is addressed. Second, the aicle
focuses on hierarchical communion as a personal
situation that is verified in such provision. Third,
some of the moderating aspects of episcopal
ministry relating to the provision of the capital
office as such are taken into consideration.
Keywords: Bishops, Appointment, Church Gover-
nance.


IUS CANONICUM    / VOL. 57/2017 / [1-37] 761-797                                    761
ISSN 0021-325X
DOI 10.15581/016.114.001

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