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More annulment processes done for free, Vatican statistics show

More annulment processes done for free, Vatican statistics show

| Cindy Wooden | June 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Implementation of Pope Francis’ abbreviated process for declaring the nullity of a marriage got off to a slow start, Vatican statistics showed, but his encouragement for making the annulment process free for petitioners fared better.

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Marriage and annulments: continuing the discussion

Marriage and annulments: continuing the discussion

| Father Michael Schmitz | April 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

In a previous column I wrote about how Christ’s words regarding divorce and remarriage give an ultimate weight to marriage. I wrote how, when a person enters into a sacramental marriage, it is an unbreakable bond. An annulment does not “undo” the sacrament of marriage, but establishes that a sacrament never existed in the first place.

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