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Emeritus Professor Francis Morrisey OMI

Frank MorriseyGovernance & Canon Law

BA, BPhil, BTh, BCL, MA, MCL, PHL, LTh, JCL, PhD, JCD

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Fr Francis Morrisey OMI, Professor Emeritus Faculty of Canon Law, Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Canada

Fr Francis Morrisey, OMI, was born in Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, February 13, 1936.  He was ordained a priest on September 23, 1961, for the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.  His studies were at the University of Ottawa and at Saint Paul University.  He has occupied many administrative positions at Saint Paul University, and is presently Professor emeritus in the Faculty of Canon Law of that University.

He is an international lecturer and has been invited to speak in some 50 countries on matters relating to Canon Law.  He is an honorary life member of the Canon Law Society of Australia and New Zealand.  He has published extensively in the area of canon law, Catholic health care, and related subjects.  He also has served as Consultor to Pontifical and Episcopal Conferences in Vatican City and for the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, not to mention his involvement with numerous religious institutes. He was involved in the preparation of the Code of Canon Law that was commissioned by Vatican II and promulgated in 1983.

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