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Sanctions in the Church » Particular Offenses and the Penalties Established for Them » Offenses Against Reputation and the Offense of Falsehood
Canon 1391. The following are to be punished with the penalties mentioned in can. 1336
§§2-4, according to the gravity of the offence:

1° a person who composes a false public ecclesiastical document, or who changes, destroys, or conceals a genuine one, or who uses a false or altered one;

2° a person who in an ecclesiastical matter uses some other false or altered document;

3° a person who, in a public ecclesiastical document, asserts something false.
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