A case that captured the attention of many Peruvian university students was the prohibition of the words ‘pontifical’ and ‘Catholic’ in the name of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), after action from the Vatican.
The Vatican issued this prohibition and request that the PUCP adapt its laws to canonical law, specifically the Apostolic constitution Ex Corde Ecclesiae, promulgated by John Paul II on August 15, 1990, which regulates the features and functions of Catholic universities around the world.
This request was made by the Vatican 20 years ago, with a deadline that expired on April 8, 2012, but the PUCP has not yet amended its statutes.
For this reason the Vatican issued a Decree on July 11, 2012, whereby the PUCP is prohibited to use the words ‘pontifical’ and ‘Catholic’ in its name. Because it is a legal entity of canonical law, it had to abide by this legislation, and adapt its statutes to the Apostolic constitution.
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