Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference, General Decree Concerning the Material to be Used in the Construction of a Fixed Altar, January 1998.

In accordance with the prescriptions of c. 1236, §1, the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference hereby decrees that the table of a fixed altar is to be constructed with natural stone or any solid, worthy material approved by the diocesan bishop.

Code of Canon Law Annotated (Montréal: Wilson & Lafleur Limitée, 2004): 1786.