Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference, General Decree on the Formation of Permanent Deacons, 23 January 1998.


In accordance with the prescriptions of c. 236, the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference hereby decrees that the formation of aspirants to the permanent diaconate shall be in accordance with the “General Directives for the Permanent Diaconate in Southern Africa,” approved by the Conference on January 23, 1995.




Code of Canon Law Annotated (Montréal: Wilson & Lafleur Limitée, 2004): 1775.