tribunal of first instance for several eparchies of the
sui iuris may be erected by the patriarch with the
the eparchial bishops concerned, if it is a case of
situated within the territorial boundaries of the patriarchal Church; in other
cases, it may be erected by the eparchial bishops who have consented to this
and with the approval of
Apostolic See. 2. This tribunal should be established if
each of the
eparchial bishops is unable for various reasons to
his own tribunal; within the territorial boundaries of
patriarchal Church, if such is the case, this tribunal is to
established by the synod of bishops of the patriarchal Church.
eparchies for which such a tribunal has been established,
collegiate eparchial tribunal cannot be established validly.
group of eparchial bishops who consented to having such
or an eparchial bishop elected by them, has all the
which an eparchial bishop has over his own tribunal; if,
the tribunal was established by the synod of bishops of
patriarchal Church or by the Apostolic See, the norms determined by the synod
or by the Apostolic See are to be observed.
the territorial boundaries of the patriarchal Church,
from this tribunal is made to the ordinary tribunal of
patriarchal Church; however, in other cases, it is made to
tribunal designated in a stable manner by the group of
mentioned in 4, with the approval of the Apostolic See,
or to the
tribunal designated by the Apostolic See.