Roman Catholic Diocese of Chingleput

Tribunal Activity

ANNUAL REPORT -2015

ON THE STATE AND ACTIVITY OF

THE TRIBUNAL OF THE DIOCESE OF CHINGLEPUT

 

Address of the Tribunal

Ecclesiastical Tribunal of the

Diocese of Chingleput,

Catholic Bishop’s House,

Chingleput, Thimmavaram

Kancheepuram District - 603 101

Tamil Nadu, India.

Type of Tribunal:                               Diocesan

ˆThis Tribunal is competent for:       all cases        

 

This Tribunal judges in first instance the cases of the DIOCESE OF CHINGLEPUT

The ordinary Tribunal of appeal for this Tribunal is: ARCHDIOCESE OF MADRAS-MYLAPORE.

                                                                        

TRIBUNAL  MINISTERS

Judicial Vicar

Rev. Fr. Louis Rayar JCL

Judges

1. Rev. Fr. Don Bosco SMA JCD

2. Rev. Fr. Charles MMI JCL

3. Rev. Fr. Joseph Patrick CM JCL

Defender of the Bond

Rev. Bro. Dominic Savio SDM JCL

Notary

Rev. Fr. Raji D

Typist

Miss. Deepa

ACTIVITY OF THE TRIBUNAL IN FIRST INSTANCE

Number of faithful in the diocese whose

cases are judged in first instance                                                                           24

 

A. CASES OF MATRIMONIAL NULLITY HANDLED THROUGH THE ORDINARY PROCESS

                        Number

1. Cases pending at the beginning of the year:                                             32

2. Cases introduced and accepted this year                                         

   (through the acceptance of a libellus/petition):                                                14   

3. Sentences given:

a) In favor of nullity (“constat de nullitate”, at least on one ground)                    24

b) In Favour of the Bond (non constat de nullitate on every ground alleged)       -        

4. Grounds of nullity considered

                                                                                             AFFIRMATIVE       NEGATIVE

Lack of Due Discretion of Judgment (c. 1095, 2°)                          09                      -                            

Force and Fear (c. 1103)                                                                06                      -        

Deceit and Fraud (c. 1098)                                                             02                      -

Partial Simulation (c. 1101 §2)                                                       07                       -

 

5. Cases abandoned:

               a) Through renunciation                                                        Nil

               b) Through abatement (Peremptio c.1520)                           Nil

               c) Through Suspension (c. 1518, 1°)                                    Nil

 

6. Cases pending at the end of the year  -2015                               22

            

ACTIVITY IN FIRST INSTANCE DECISIONS

IN FAVOR OF MATRIMONIAL NULLITY GIVEN THROUGH THE DOCUMENTARY PROCESS

ACCORDING TO CAN. 1686-1688

(This does not refer to the administrative investigation of the state of freedom of those bound to the canonical form who attempted marriage before a civil official or non-catholic minister; cf. Response of the Pont. Comm. For the Auth. Interpretation of the Code of Canon Law, 26 June 1984, AAS 76, 1984,747)

                                                                                                     Number

1. Total number                                                                                NIL

2. The grounds of nullity:                                                                NIL   

 

CASES OF SEPARATION            AFFIRMATIVE                         NEGATIVE

Sentences given                                     NIL                                      NIL

 

CASES OF RIGHTS (IURIUM)

               1. Decided through a sentence     …………NIL…………….

 

               2. Pending at the end of the year …………NIL……………..

 

 PENAL CASES

               1. Decided through a sentence     …………NIL……………..

               2. Pending at the end of the year …………NIL……………..

 

Rev. Fr. N. Louis Rayar

Judicial Vicar

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