Apostolic Signatura, Report on the State and Activity of the Tribunal, 10 November 2016.


REPORT ON THE STATE AND ACTIVITY OF THE TRIBUNAL

For the Eastern Churches

For the year _______

Name of the Tribunal ________________________

Name of the Bishop Moderator ________________________

Name of the Bishop Moderator General for the Administration of Justice ________________________

Address of the Tribunal ________________________

Nation ____________

Telephone number ____________ Fax number ____________

Email address ________________________

Tribunal website ________________________

Type of Tribunal:

- Eparchial

- Metropolitan

- Intereparchial

- Interecclesial

- Ordinary Tribunal of the Patriarchal/Major Archiepiscopal Church

- Tribunal of the Synod of Bishops

- ____________

Competent for:

- all causes

- all causes, except matrimonial causes

- only matrimonial causes

- ____________

The causes of the following eparchy/eparchies are judged in the first instance: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________\

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The causes of the following tribunal(s) are judged in the second instance: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________\

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The (local) appellate tribunal is: ________________________

________________________ (place, date) ________________________ (Judicial Vicar)

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MATTERS WORTHY OF SPECIAL MENTION

The Judicial Vicar is asked to provide any pertinent information that, in his judgment, would be helpful in properly understanding this report. Any corrections in previous years’ reports should especially be noted, as well as the matters mentioned in n. II of the 30 July 2016 circular letter Inter munera. The space provided below may be used for this purpose.

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PART I - TRIBUNAL MINISTERS AND ADVOCATES

[CLSA-DB NOTE: Columns for Judicial Vicar, Adjunct Judicial Vicar and Judges:] NAMES / STATUS: S = Priest, 
D = Deacon, 
L = Layperson / YEAR: Of birth / Of nomination / Academic Degree in Canon Law 
(or the date of dispensation and time for which it was granted)

I. JUDICIAL VICAR

____________ ______ ______ ______ ______

II. ADJUNCT JUDICIAL VICAR

1. ____________ ______ ______ ______ ______

2. ____________ ______ ______ ______ ______

III. JUDGES

1. ____________ ______ ______ ______ ______

2. ____________ ______ ______ ______ ______

3. ____________ ______ ______ ______ ______

4. ____________ ______ ______ ______ ______

5. ____________ ______ ______ ______ ______

6. ____________ ______ ______ ______ ______

7. ____________ ______ ______ ______ ______

8. ____________ ______ ______ ______ ______

9. ____________ ______ ______ ______ ______

10. ____________ ______ ______ ______ ______

11. ____________ ______ ______ ______ ______

12. ____________ ______ ______ ______ ______

13. ____________ ______ ______ ______ ______

14. ____________ ______ ______ ______ ______

15. ____________ ______ ______ ______ ______

[CLSA-DB NOTE: Columns for Auditors and Assessors:] NAMES / STATUS: S = Priest, 
D = Deacon, 
L = Layperson / YEAR: Of birth / Of nomination / Academic Degree in Canon Law

IV. AUDITORS AND ASSESSORS

1. ____________ ______ ______ ______ ______

2. ____________ ______ ______ ______ ______

3. ____________ ______ ______ ______ ______

4. ____________ ______ ______ ______ ______

5. ____________ ______ ______ ______ ______

6. ____________ ______ ______ ______ ______

7. ____________ ______ ______ ______ ______

8. ____________ ______ ______ ______ ______

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[CLSA-DB NOTE: Columns for Defenders of the Bond and Promoters of Justice:] NAMES / STATUS: S = Priest, 
D = Deacon, 
L = Layperson / YEAR: Of birth / Of nomination / Academic Degree in Canon Law 
(or the date of dispensation and time for which it was granted)

V. DEFENDERS OF THE BOND

1. ____________ ______ ______ ______ ______

2. ____________ ______ ______ ______ ______

3. ____________ ______ ______ ______ ______

4. ____________ ______ ______ ______ ______

5. ____________ ______ ______ ______ ______

VI. PROMOTERS OF JUSTICE

1. ____________ ______ ______ ______ ______

2. ____________ ______ ______ ______ ______

[CLSA-DB NOTE: Columns for Moderator of the Tribunal Chancery, Other Notaries and Stable Advocates:] NAMES / YEAR: Of birth / Of nomination / Academic Degree in Canon Law

VII. MODERATOR OF THE TRIBUNAL CHANCERY

____________ ______ ______ ______

VIII. OTHER NOTARIES

1. ____________ ______ ______ ______

2. ____________ ______ ______ ______

IX. STABLE ADVOCATES

1. ____________ ______ ______ ______

2. ____________ ______ ______ ______

3. ____________ ______ ______ ______

[CLSA-DB NOTE: Columns for Other Advocates:] NAMES / YEAR: Of birth / Of approbation / Academic Degree in Canon Law

X. OTHER ADVOCATES

1. ____________ ______ ______ ______

2. ____________ ______ ______ ______

3. ____________ ______ ______ ______

4. ____________ ______ ______ ______

5. ____________ ______ ______ ______

6. ____________ ______ ______ ______

7. ____________ ______ ______ ______

8. ____________ ______ ______ ______

9. ____________ ______ ______ ______

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PART II - The Activity of the Tribunal in the First Instance

A - ALL CAUSES OF MARRIAGE NULLITY

[CLSA-DB: To be given after each item on page:] Number

1 Libelli introduced and accepted this year 
______

2 Libelli rejected 
______

3 Causes admitted to the ordinary process 
______

4 Causes admitted to the briefer process 
______

5 Causes admitted to the documentary process 
______

B - CAUSES OF MARRIAGE NULLITY HANDLED THROUGH THE ORDINARY PROCESS

6 Causes pending at the beginning of the year ______

7 Causes admitted this year (line 3)
 ______

8 Causes remitted from the briefer process (line 17) ______

9 Sentences issued ______

9a In favor of the bond ______

9b In favor of nullity ______

9c Grounds of nullity considered / In favor of the bond / In favor of nullity

____________ ______ ______

____________ ______ ______

____________ ______ ______

____________ ______ ______

____________ ______ ______

____________ ______ ______

____________ ______ ______

____________ ______ ______

____________ ______ ______

____________ ______ ______

10 Sentences appealed by the Defender of the Bond, To the Local Appellate Tribunal ______, To the Roman Rota ______

11 Complaints of nullity proposed, Accepted ______, Rejected ______

12 Causes abandoned

12a By renunciation ______

12b 
By abatement (peremption) ______

13 Causes pending at the end of the year ______

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C - CAUSES OF MARRIAGE NULLITY HANDLED THROUGH THE BRIEFER PROCESS BEFORE THE BISHOP (EPARCHIAL TRIBUNALS ONLY)

[CLSA-DB: To be given after each item:] Number

14 Causes pending at the beginning of the year ______

15 Causes admitted this year (line 4) ______

16 
Sentences issued by the Bishop in favor of nullity ______

16a Grounds of nullity considered

____________ ______

____________ ______

____________ ______

____________ ______

____________ ______

____________ ______

____________ ______

____________ ______

17 Causes remitted to the ordinary process ______

18 Sentences appealed by the Defender of the Bond, To the Bishop mentioned in can. 1687, §3, MIDI ______, To the Roman Rota ______

19 Causes pending at the end of the year ______

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D - CAUSES OF MARRIAGE NULLITY HANDLED THROUGH THE BRIEFER PROCESS BEFORE THE BISHOP (INTEREPARCHIAL TRIBUNALS ONLY)

[CLSA-DB: To be given after each item:] Number

14 Causes pending at the beginning of the year ______

Causes admitted this year (line 4) ______

Sentences issued by the Bishop in favor of nullity ______

16a Grounds of nullity considered

____________ ______

____________ ______

____________ ______

____________ ______

____________ ______

____________ ______

____________ ______

____________ ______

16b Bishops who issued the sentences

____________ ______

____________ ______

____________ ______

____________ ______

____________ ______

____________ ______

____________ ______

____________ ______

17 Causes remitted to the ordinary process ______

18 Sentences appealed by the Defender of the Bond, To the Bishop mentioned in can. 1687, §3, MIDI ______, To the Roman Rota ______

19 Causes pending at the end of the year ______

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E - CAUSES OF MARRIAGE NULLITY HANDLED THROUGH THE DOCUMENTARY PROCESS

[CLSA-DB: To be given after each item:] Number

20  Causes admitted this year (line 5)
 ______

21  Sentences issued in favor of nullity ______

22  Grounds of nullity considered

____________ ______

____________ ______

____________ ______

23  Sentences appealed by the Defender of the Bond 
 ______

F - CAUSES OF SEPARATION OF SPOUSES

24  Affirmative sentences ______

25  Negative sentences ______

G - RIGHTS CAUSES*

26  Causes ended through a sentence ______

27  Causes pending at the end of the year 
 ______

H - PENAL CAUSES*

28  Causes ended through a sentence ______

29  Causes pending at the end of the year ______


* The Judicial Vicar is asked to provide a brief descriptive summary of each case (e.g., object of the case, decision of the judges, status of any appeal). The space below may be used for this purpose.

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PART III - The Activity of the Tribunal in the Second Instance

I - CAUSES OF MARRIAGE NULLITY HANDLED THROUGH THE ORDINARY PROCESS

[CLSA-DB: To be given after each item:] Number

30 Causes pending at the beginning of the year ______

31 Causes received this year on appeal
 ______

32 Causes remitted from the briefer process ______

33 Decrees of confirmation ______

33a Grounds of nullity considered

____________ ______

____________ ______

____________ ______

____________ ______

____________ ______

____________ ______

34 Sentences issued ______

34a In favor of the bond ______

34b In favor of nullity ______

34c Grounds of nullity considered / In favor of the bond / In favor of nullity

____________ ______ ______

____________ ______ ______

____________ ______ ______

____________ ______ ______

____________ ______ ______

____________ ______ ______

34d Sentences in favor of nullity overturned ______

34e Sentences in favor of the bond overturned ______

35 Sentences appealled by the Defender of the Bond ______

36 Complaints of nullity proposed, Accepted ______, Rejected ______

37 Causes abandoned

37a By renuntiation
 ______

37b By abatement (peremption) ______

38 Causes pending at the end of the year ______

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J - CAUSES OF MARRIAGE NULLITY HANDLED THROUGH THE BRIEFER PROCESS BEFORE THE BISHOP

[CLSA-DB: To be given after each item:] Number

39 Causes pending at the beginning of the year ______

40 Causes received this year on appeal ______

41 Bishops who issued the first instance sentences

____________ ______

____________ ______

____________ ______

____________ ______

____________ ______

42 Decrees of confirmation (appeals rejected in limine) ______

42a Grounds of nullity considered

____________ ______

____________ ______

____________ ______

____________ ______

____________ ______

43 Causes remitted to the ordinary process in the appellate grade ______

44 Causes pending at the end of the year ______

K - CAUSES OF MARRIAGE NULLITY HANDLED THROUGH THE DOCUMENTARY PROCESS

45 Causes remitted to the first instance tribunal for adjudication ______

46 Sentences confirmed ______

47 Grounds of nullity considered 


____________ ______

____________ ______

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L - CAUSES OF SEPARATION OF SPOUSES

[CLSA-DB: To be given after each item:] Number

48  Affirmative sentences 
______

49  Negative sentences 
______

M - RIGHTS CAUSES*

50  Causes ended through a sentence 
______

51  Causes pending at the end of the year ______

N - PENAL CAUSES*

52  Causes ended through a sentence ______

53  Causes pending at the end of the year ______

* The Judicial Vicar is asked to provide a brief descriptive summary of each case (e.g., object of the case, decision of the judges, status of any appeal). The space below may be used for this purpose.




Report on the State and Activity of the Tribunal, For the Eastern Churches, 2016.

NOTE: For the Instructions of the Apostolic Signatura for Compiling the Annual Report on the State and Activity of the Tribunal, 10 November 2016, see Volume 19: 2016-2020 - BOOK VII - PROCESSES - CANON 1445 §3.