Are there rules regarding inheritance of property in Catholicism?

For example, can a non-Catholic inherit property from a Catholic according to the Catholic faith?

  • Do you mean can a non-Catholic inherit property from his Catholic parents? – Geremia Jun 19 '15 at 21:50
  • I am unaware of any official rule to prevent this. Church law is of course subject to civil law. New France (Canada), influenced by the Church, made a law that prevented children being disinherited unless they married against parental will or left the Church, but this is not the same thing (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:BNKZ334) – Dick Harfield Jun 19 '15 at 22:41
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    "church law is of course subject to civil law" - there are some who would disagree. – Matt Gutting Jun 19 '15 at 23:11
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    The meek get it. – Peter Turner Jun 20 '15 at 2:34
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    @MattGutting All human law should be in-line with divine law. – Geremia Jun 20 '15 at 23:40

No there aren't [searched Canon Law, CCC, and Google] and one would expect this to be the case from this particular scripture:

Luke 12:13-14 (RSVCE)

The Parable of the Rich Fool
13 One of the multitude said to him, “Teacher, bid my brother divide the inheritance with me.” 14 But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or divider over you?”

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