Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference, General Decree Concerning Collections and Financial Contributions, January 1998.

In accordance with the prescriptions of c. 1262 regarding collections and financial contributions, the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference hereby decrees that:

1. Norms shall be determined by each province by the diocesan Bishops of the province in accordance with the provisions of the c. 434.

2. Each parish priest shall inform the faithful about the purpose of each special collection and, in due time, shall inform them of the amount collected, in accordance with the prescriptions of c. 1287, §2.

3. Collections for cultural or philanthropic purposes shall not be taken up during a liturgical service in parishes or oratories without the prior authorization of the local Ordinary.

Code of Canon Law Annotated (Montréal: Wilson & Lafleur Limitée, 2004), 1786-1787.