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New canon law book launched

Archdiocesan launch: Dean of St Stephen’s Cathedral Fr David Pascoe (left) with Fr Anthony Ekpo (centre) and Archbishop Mark Coleridge at the book launch on July 10.

Archdiocesan launch: Dean of St Stephen’s Cathedral Fr David Pascoe (left) with Fr Anthony Ekpo (centre) and Archbishop Mark Coleridge at the book launch on July 10.

By Emilie Ng

AUSTRALIAN and African “cross borders” in Brisbane archdiocesan priest Fr Anthony Ekpo’s new book, “The breath of the Spirit in the Church: The Sensus Fidelium and Canon Law”.

The book is Fr Ekpo’s doctoral thesis from the Australian Catholic University.

At the launch of his book on July 10, Fr Ekpo said a theologian’s story “is one of conversion”.

He said the process of writing his doctoral thesis amplified the daily conversion to Christ.

“I learnt a lot about myself while writing this book,” Fr Ekpo said.

Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge launched the book, and said the voice of the book was “genuinely bi-vocal”.

“He is a Nigerian scholar, but with an Australian matrix,” Archbishop Coleridge said.

The Archbishop said the book was “not exactly Charles Dickens” but was more accessible than other doctorates.

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