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Divorce law blog

Catholic annulments made easier


10/09/2015   By: Jane Booth
Pope Francis announced on 8 September 2015 that the process for obtaining an annulment within the Catholic church would be streamlined. The Vatican set up a commission of church lawyers a year ago to look at reforms to the process for obtaining an annulment. The Catholic church does not recognise divorce. It teaches that marriage is forever. In order for married couples to separate, Catholics must have their marriage annulled by showing that it was flawed from the outset.

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