On [INSERT DATE OF INITiATION DECREE] I directed that a preliminary investigation be undertaken to examine the allegation against [INSET NAME OF RESPONDENT]. Having received a report from the auditor which outlines the facts circumstances and imputability of the allegation in line with Canon 1717.1, it is my opinion that there is a case to answer.
As required under Canon 1719 I therefore decree that the preliminary investigation be closed; and that having established that there is a case to answer, I will prepare a votum for forwarding: [INSERT RELEVANT TEXT FROM ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TWO OPTIONS]
1. [FOR CLERICS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF A RELIGIOUS ORDER] via the Superior General to the CDF.
2. [FOR DIOCESAN CLERICS] to the CDF
This decree is effective on [INSERT DATE]
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INSERT SIGNATURE OF VICAR GENERAL/CHANCELLOR