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Canon 35 Of Sentences
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Section 1.
The Bishop alone has the authority to pronounce sentence on a priest or deacon convicted as indicated in these canons.

Section 2.
The Council of Bishops, speaking through the Presiding Bishop, has the sole responsibility and authority to pronounce sentence on a bishop.

Section 3.
Sentence shall be:

1) censure and/or admonishment;
2) suspension, for a definite period, not to exceed five years;
3) suspension for life;
4) deposition from the sacred ministry.  

Section 4.
A sentence of suspension of a priest or deacon may be terminated or shortened by the Bishop of the diocese in which he was convicted with the advice and consent of the Council of Bishops.

Section 5.
A sentence of suspension against a bishop may be terminated or shortened by the Council of Bishops.

 


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