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Eugenio Corecco (3 October 1931 – 1 March 1995) was a Swiss bishop of the diocese of Lugano. He was a notable 20th century canonist who wrote about the theology of canon law.

A bishop is an ordained, consecrated, or appointed member of the Christian clergy who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and oversight.

The philosophy, theology, and fundamental theory of canon law are the fields of philosophical, theological (ecclesiological), and legal scholarship which concern the place of canon law in the nature of the Catholic Church, both as a natural and as a supernatural entity. Philosophy and theology shape the concepts and self-understanding of canon law as the law of both a human organization and as a supernatural entity, since the Catholic Church believes that Jesus Christ instituted the church by direct divine command, while the fundamental theory of canon law is a meta-discipline of the "triple relationship between theology, philosophy, and canon law".


Son of Peter, born in Bodio and Margaret Beffa of Airolo, he was ordained priest on October 2, 1955, studied in Rome, at the Pontifical Gregorian University to Munich, where he received his PhD in canon law and Fribourg, where in 1969 was appointed professor of canon law.

Bodio Place in Ticino, Switzerland

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Airolo Place in Ticino, Switzerland

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In 1982, shortly before the publication of the new Code of Canon Law (CIC), exhibited his critical comments to John Paul II, the Pope called him to Rome to be part of a committee that assists him in the examination of the code, prior to its promulgation. Appointed consultant to the Committee on the interpretation of CIC, Eugenio Corecco holds conferences around the world.

Active in the pastoral, from the years 1960-70 he worked in Switzerland for the spread of the ecclesial movement of Communion and Liberation. The Pope John Paul II on June 5, 1986 made him Bishop of Diocese of Lugano and he was consecrated in Lugano Cathedral on June 29 by bishop Henri Schwery, bishop of the Diocese of Sion, with concelebrating bishops Pierre Mamie and Ernesto Togni.

Communion and Liberation is an Italian Catholic movement founded in 1954 by Fr. Luigi Giussani. The official name is the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation.

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The April 29, 1992 he founded in Lugano the Institute Academic theology which. in the following year, precisely on November 20, 1993, was elevated by the Holy See to the status of a university faculty of theology - Faculty of Theology of Lugano (FTL), giving an opportunity to build in the city of Lugano, USI (University of Italian Switzerland ). However, the FTL did not join USI, choosing instead to remain autonomous.

Lugano Place in Ticino, Switzerland

Lugano is a city in southern Switzerland in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino bordering Italy. It has a population of 63,494, and an urban agglomeration of over 145,000. The 9th largest Swiss city, it is the largest in Ticino and largest with an Italian speaking majority outside of Italy. The city lies on Lake Lugano, surrounded by the mountains of the Lugano Prealps. The eastern part of the city shares a border with Italy.

Theology Study of the nature of deities and religious belief

Theology is the critical study of the nature of the divine, and more broadly, of religious belief. It is taught as an academic discipline, typically in universities and seminaries. It occupies itself with the unique content of analyzing the supernatural, but also especially with epistemology, and asks and seeks to answer the question of revelation. Revelation pertains to the acceptance of God, gods, or deities, as not only transcendent or above the natural world, but also willing and able to interact with the natural world and, in particular, to reveal themselves to humankind. While theology has turned into a secular field, religious adherents still consider theology to be a discipline that helps them live and understand concepts such as life and love and that helps them lead lives of obedience to the deities they follow or worship.

Holy See episcopal jurisdiction of the Catholic Church in Rome, Italy

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He died on March 1, 1995 as a result of a rare form cancer, and was buried in the crypt of Church of the Sacred Heart in Lugano.


About Charity

"Whatever should be the nature of the industry and its interventions in the social field, Caritas is called, with ever greater urgency, to express in society two specific values of Christianity, whose social significance can not be measured purely rational. The first is the gratuity to the man in trouble, because it was free also the redemption offered to us by Christ. The second is to oversupply, excess is the love of Christ for us. The charity has so far as the needs of others, but the richness of God's love limiting it to look and evaluate it from man's need, because man is more than its needs". [1]

About Canon law

"...all the laws of the Church and finally appear first of all as an expression of faith of the People of God, and not only of reason abstractly understood." (Eugenio Corecco, Pamplona 1976. In "Siate forti nella fede", AA.VV., p. 347ss.)

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