Serie Diritto Canonico
FREDRIK HANSEN, THE UNITY AND THREEFOLD EXPRESSION OF THE POTESTAS REGIMINIS OF THE DIOCESAN BISHOP. Cann. 381 §1 and 391
The one governing power of the diocesan Bishop is described – in cann. 381 §1 and 391 – as being the ordinary, proper and immediate potestas regiminis expressed as legislative, executive and judicial power for the exercise of the Bishop’s pastoral office (munus pastorale).
This doctoral dissertation – prepared under supervision of Prof. Gianfranco Ghirlanda SJ – presents and discusses the two central characteristics of the diocesan Bishop’s power of governance: its unity and threefold expression. Therefore, the thesis considers the key features of the potestas regiminis in CIC 1917, Vatican II and CIC 1983 (ch. 1); can. 381 §1 on the unity and characteristics of this power as exercised by the diocesan Bishop (ch. 2); the three expressions of the power of governance – legislative, executive and judicial power – in general, in can. 135 and in can. 391 (ch. 3); and a selection of issues that enable a more extensive understanding of this governing power of the diocesan Bishop (ch. 4).
Because the potestas regiminis of the diocesan Bishop articulates important ecclesiological points related to the Church, the particular Church and the Episcopal office in the Church, this dissertation may be characterised as being both an exegetical (analytical-comparative) study of two canons and a canonical-ecclesiological study of the governance of the diocesan Bishop.
FREDRIK HANSEN, born in 1979 in Drammen, Norvay. Studies in Philosophy and Theology from Oslo (B.A.) and London (S.T.B., M.A.). Ordained a priest of the Diocese of Oslo in 2007. Studies in Canon Law at the Pontifical Gregorian University from 2008 (J.C.L., 2011). Vice-Rector of the Pontifical Teutonic College Santa Maria dell’Anima 2010-2011. Entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See in July 2013 after studies at the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy.
(C) PUG 2012