What is the canon law of the Roman Catholic Church?


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Stringio Vincent Mercado Supporter Skeptic turned believer, Catholic, father of 3
The Canon law is the set of laws and regulations made by or adopted by church leaders, for the government of the Church and its members. Plain and simple.

It is a book of rules, much like the Book of Leviticus, Commandments Mitzvot, Jewish Law Halakhah, Jewish Dietary Laws Kashrut, combined to the Jews.

Even Non-Catholic Christian churches have a de facto book of rules. 

Whether Jewish or Christian (Catholic or not), the book of rules answers the nitty gritty details of how an organization is run. 

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