motu proprio

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motu proprio

(ˈməʊtuː ˈprəʊprɪˌəʊ)
n
(Roman Catholic Church) an administrative papal bull
[Latin: of his own accord]
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-With the Motu Proprio of July 11, 2013, provisions were made to define the jurisdiction of the judicial authorities of Vatican City State in criminal matters.
-With the Motu Proprio of July 8, 2014, the Ordinary Section of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See was transferred to the Secretariat for the Economy.
-With the Motu Proprio of June 27, 2015, the Secretariat for Communication was established and charged "to respond to the current context of communication, characterized by the presence and evolution of digital media, and by factors of convergence and interactivity." The Secretariat was also charged with overall restructuring, through a process of reorganization and merging, of "all the realities which in various ways up to the present have dealt with communications," so as to "respond ever better to the needs of the mission of the Church."
"In total harmony with these desires, I have decided to give with this Motu proprio arrangements that do not favor the nullifying of marriages but the promptness of the processes," states Francis.