Canon Text
Canon 177.§1. An election must be communicated immediately to the person elected who must inform the one presiding offer the college or group whether or not he or she accepts the election within eight useful days after receiving the notification; otherwise, the election has no effect.

§2. If the one elected has not accepted, the person loses every right deriving from the election and does not regain any right by subsequent acceptance but can be elected again. A college or group, however, must proceed to a new election within a month from notifcation of non-acceptance.

Website code © 2017 (MIT License). Version 2.6.2, last updated December 11, 2017.
Canons and cross-references scraped from jgray.org. Catechism paragraphs scraped from vatican.va.
CanonLaw.Ninja includes the changes promulgated up to and including Magnum principium.
Donations are welcome to help offset server & domain costs: PayPal - CashMe. All inquiries to [email protected]
Scroll to top