54th Annual Conference – 31st August to 2nd September, 2021
The Canon Law Society of Australia and New Zealand announces the 54th Annual Conference which will be held virtually – via Zoom. The presentations will be available to members and participants at the times listed below, as well as after the Conference on the CLSANZ website.
The keynote speaker at our Conference will be Bishop Juan Ignacio Arrieta Ochoa de Chinchetru, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts since 15 February 2007. Bishop Arrieta spearheaded the project of the revision of Book VI of the Code of Canon Law dealing with crimes and penalties, including those related to clerical sexual abuse. Pope Francis promulgated the revised canons of Book VI on 23 May 2021 and the new legislation will come into effect on 8 December 2021.
Except for Bishop Arrieta in Rome, presentations will take about 45 minutes, after which there will be a time for Questions from participants. Because of the time difference, Bishop Arrieta will answer questions in a separate presentation.
This is a unique Conference, and our Society is fortunate to be able to conduct a “full” Conference on very relevant topics in these somewhat difficult times.
Members pay $110 and Non-Members pay $165 for access to all presentations.