Saint Paul University
223 Main Street
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1S 1C4
Phone: 1-800 637-6859
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Teaching Personnel

  Abbass, Jobe
Full Professor
Office : GIG 357
Phone: 613-236-1393, ext.: 2263
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Research Activities:

Comparative Law; Eastern Law; Religious Law; Church and State


Civil Lawyer L.L.B., 1975;
Canon Lawyer Doctorate, 1991;
Franciscan Priest M.Div., 1985

Courses taught:

Church and State
Eastern Canon Law
Religious Law


Two Codes in Comparison, 2nd ed., 2007
The Consecrated Life: A Comparative Commentary of the Eastern and Latin Codes, 2008
"Revising the Eastern Canons on the Consecrated Life", 2011
"The Eastern Code: A Resource for the Revision of the Latin Code", 2011
"CCEO Canon 1 and Absolving Eastern Catholics in the Latin Church", 2012
"The Explanatory Note regarding CCEO canon 1: A Commentary," 2012
"Canonican Studies: Making the Case for a Course on Conflict of Laws", 2012
"Transfer to Another Church sui iuris, including the Latin Church (CCEO c. 32, 2)", 2012
"Inculturation in the Eastern Code", 2012