Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference, General Decree Concerning the Appointment of Parish Priests, January 1998.


In accordance with the prescriptions of c. 522, the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference hereby decrees that the diocesan Bishop may appoint parish priests for a renewable six-year term. The diocesan Bishop is, however, to consult with the Presbyteral Council before implementing this decree for his diocese.




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