Papal Law – this is the name of the canonic catholic law. People call it “jus canonicum”, which terms origins from Latin and translates as “the law of canons”. Indeed it represents the canonic rules, orders and regulations, collected by the Pope between 12th and the 14th century. These applied to the members of the Roman Catholic religion. In addition, this branch of Law regulates the administrative and operative relations in the Catholic church, the religious rituals, the sanctions and punishments for breaking the law, etc.
Synonyms in the catholic legal systems are the terms “Canon Law” and “Ecclesiastical law”.