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Canon 32 Of A Clergyman In Any Diocese Chargeable with Offense in Another

Section 1.
If a clergyman belonging to any diocese shall have conducted himself in another diocese in such a way as to be liable to presentment under the provisions of Canon 29, the Ecclesiastical Authority thereof shall give notice of the same to the Ecclesiastical Authority where the clergyman is canonically resident, exhibiting, with the information given, reasonable ground for presuming its truth. If the Ecclesiastical Authority of the alleged offender, after due notice given, shall omit, for the space of three months, to proceed against the offending clergyman, or shall request the Ecclesiastical Authority of the diocese in which the offense or offenses are alleged to have been committed, to proceed against him, it shall be within the power of the Ecclesiastical Authority of the diocese, within which the offense or offenses are alleged to have been committed, to institute proceedings as provided by that diocese.

Section 2.
If a clergyman shall come temporarily into any diocese, under the imputation of having elsewhere been guilty of any of the offenses within the provisions of Canon 29, or if any clergyman, while sojourning in any diocese, shall so offend, the Bishop, upon probable cause, may admonish such clergyman and inhibit him from officiating in said diocese. The Bishop shall give notice to all the clergymen and congregations in said diocese, that the officiating of said clergyman is inhibited; and like notice shall be given to the Ecclesiastical Authority of the diocese in which the said clergyman is canonically resident. Such inhibition shall continue in force until the Bishop who inhibited the clergyman be satisfied of the innocence of the said clergyman, or until he be acquitted on trial.

Section 3.
The provisions of the Section 2 shall apply to clergymen ordained in foreign lands by bishops in communion with this Church; but in such case notice of the inhibition shall be given to the Bishop from whose jurisdiction the clergyman shall have come, and also to all the bishops exercising jurisdiction in this Church.

 


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