Ex Corde 06! Here it comes, Canada!

**Date: 2005-07-10

****Canada’s Bishops to Implement “Ex Corde” in '06

**OTTAWA, JULY 10, 2005 (Zenit.org).- The Canadian bishops’ conference has promulgated the ordinances for the implementation of the apostolic constitution “Ex Corde Ecclesiae,” which will take effect next May.

“Ex Corde Ecclesiae” is the 1990 apostolic constitution on Catholic higher education that describes the identity and mission of Catholic colleges and universities. It provides general norms to assist Catholic colleges and universities in fulfilling their vision and mandate.

The bishops’ conference released the promulgation today, along with the ordinances that address topics such as the nature and establishment of a Catholic university, and aspects of the university community and pastoral services.

Each episcopal conference adapts the norms to particular circumstances of the educational institutions of the country.

The Canadian ordinances, approved by the nation’s bishops at their plenary assembly in October 2003, received the Holy See’s agreement on Aug. 18.

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