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Sanctions in the Church » Particular Offenses and the Penalties Established for Them » Offenses Against Church Authorities and the Exercise of Duties
Canon 1370. §1. A person who uses physical force against the Roman Pontiff incurs a latae sententiae excommunication reserved to the Apostolic See; if the offender is a cleric, another penalty, not excluding dismissal from the clerical state, may be added according to the gravity of the crime.

§2. One who does this against a Bishop incurs a latae sententiae interdict and, if a cleric, he incurs also a latae sententiaesuspension.

§3. A person who uses physical force against a cleric or religious or another of Christ’s faithful out of contempt for the faith, or the Church, or ecclesiastical authority or the ministry, is to be punished with a just penalty.
Canon 1371. §1. A person who does not obey the lawful command or prohibition of the Apostolic See or the Ordinary or Superior and, after being warned, persists in disobedience, is to be punished, according to the gravity of the case, with a censure or deprivation of office or with other penalties mentioned in can. 1336, §§2-4.

§2. A person who violates obligations imposed by a penalty is to be punished with the penalties mentioned in can. 1336 §§2-4.

§3. A person who, in asserting or promising something before an ecclesiastical authority, commits perjury, is to be punished with a just penalty.

§4. A person who violates the obligation of observing the pontifical secret is to be punished with the penalties mentioned in can. 1336 §§2-4.

§5. A person who fails to observe the duty to execute an executive sentence is to be punished with a just penalty, not excluding a censure.

§6. A person who neglects to report an offence, when required to do so by a canonical law, is to be punished according to the provision of can. 1336 §§2-4, with the addition of other penalties according to the gravity of the offence.
Canon 1372. The following are to be punished according to the provision of can. 1336 §§2-4:

1° those who hinder the freedom of the ministry or the exercise of ecclesiastical power, or the lawful use of sacred things or ecclesiastical goods, or who intimidate one who has exercised ecclesiastical power or ministry;

2° those who hinder the freedom of an election or intimidate an elector or one who is elected.
Canon 1373. A person who publicly incites hatred or animosity against the Apostolic See or the Ordinary because of some act of ecclesiastical office or duty, or who provokes disobedience against them, is to be punished by interdict or other just penalties.
Canon 1374. A person who joins an association which plots against the Church is to be punished with a just penalty; one who promotes or takes office in such an association is to be punished with an interdict.
Canon 1375. §1. Anyone who usurps an ecclesiastical office is to be punished with a just penalty.

§2. The unlawful retention of an office after being deprived of it, or ceasing from it, is equivalent to usurpation.
Canon 1376. §1. The following are to be punished with the penalties mentioned in can. 1336 §§2-4, without prejudice to the obligation of repairing the harm:

1° a person who steals ecclesiastical goods or prevents their proceeds from being received;

2° a person who without the prescribed consultation, consent, or permission, or without another requirement imposed by law for validity or for lawfulness, alienates ecclesiastical goods or carries out an act of administration over them.

§2. The following are to be punished, not excluding by deprivation of office, without prejudice to the obligation of repairing the harm:

1° a person who through grave personal culpability commits the offence mentioned in§1, n. 2;

2° a person who is found to have been otherwise gravely negligent in administering ecclesiastical goods.
Canon 1377. §1. A person who gives or promises something so that someone who exercises an office or function in the Church would unlawfully act or fail to act is to be punished according to the provision of can. 1336 §§2-4; likewise, the person who accepts such gifts or promises is to be punished according to the gravity of the offence, not excluding by deprivation of office, without prejudice to the obligation of repairing the harm.

§2. A person who in the exercise of an office or function requests an offering beyond that which has been established, or additional sums, or something for his or her own benefit, is to be punished with an appropriate monetary fine or with other penalties, not excluding deprivation of office, without prejudice to the obligation of repairing the harm.

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