CICLSAL, Rescripts for Loans and Alienation of Property of Religious Institutes, 1991. Private.


The personnel in the curia of a large archdiocese who assist religious institutes with the canonical procedures for borrowing capital and selling properties of a million dollars or more note a change in the form of the rescripts coming from CICLSAL since 1990.

Prior to 1990, the executorial rescripts from CRIS for these procedures gave the faculty to grant the request to the ordinary of the diocese according to his judgment and prudence. The rescript became effective when the ordinary signed the indult with the condition that the reasons stated in the petition for the transaction were true and that the requirements of canon law and the proper law of the institute were observed. In the case of a loan, there should be a sure hope of full repayment through legitimate amortization within a reasonable period of time. Regarding alienation, the goods or property should not be sold to persons who would use them improperly or to the detriment of the Church.

Since 1990, the rescripts coming from CICLSAL in response to petitions for loans and/or the alienation of properties of a million dollars or more have no executor and become effective when issued. The rescripts state that the permission is granted provided all that is required for the validity and liceity of the loan or alienation according to the Code of Canon Law and the proper law of the respective religious institute has been observed.




CICLSAL, Rescripts for Loans and Alienation of Property of Religious Institutes, RRAO (1991): 6.