Therefore, acting on the advice of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, the Holy Father, Pope Francis, in an audience granted to the under-signed Secretary of State on 4 April 2016, has established that the prior consultation of the Holy See is to be understood as being necessary ad validitatem for the erection of a Diocesan Institute of Consecrated Life, on pain of nullity of the decree of erection of the Institute in question.
This present Rescript will be promulgated by publication in L'Osservatore Romano, and will enter into effect on 11 June 2016, and then published in the Acta Apostolicae Sedis.
From the Vatican
11 May 2016
Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State