Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference, General Decree on the Obligation to Pray the Liturgy of the Hours for Permanent Deacons, January 1998.


In accordance with the prescriptions of c. 276, §2, 3º, the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference hereby decrees that permanent deacons are obliged to pray daily the Morning and Evening Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours.




Code of Canon Law Annotated (Montréal: Wilson & Lafleur Limitée, 2004): 1776.