Annulments

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Vatican requests courses to fill ‘urgent need’ for training in canon law

The Vatican issued guidelines and norms Thursday for calling for new courses in canon law, designed to respond to a... Read more

Philippine bill would recognize Catholic annulments

The Philippines’ House of Representatives passed a bill that would legally recognize church-decreed declarations of nullity, or annulments.  Read more

Pope Francis greets the judges of the Roman Rota at the Vatican's Clementine Hall, Jan. 22, 2016.

Pope: new annulment process has an 'eminently pastoral' goal

On Saturday Pope Francis told participants in course on the streamlined annulment process that the main goal of the new... Read more

Pope Francis greets the judges of the Roman Rota at the Vatican's Clementine Hall, Jan. 22, 2016.

In speech to Rota, Pope Francis shows annulment conditions aren't loosening

In his annual speech to the Holy See's main court on Friday, Pope Francis affirmed the indissolubility of marriage and... Read more

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The new annulment process went into effect this week

With the launch of the Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis’ reforms to the annulment process have gone into effect, giving... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to journalists on his flight from Philadelphia to Rome Sept. 27, 2015.

Pope: Communion for divorced, remarried isn't the only synod issue

Pope Francis told journalists on board his flight to Rome that giving communion to divorced and remarried Catholics is a... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 28, 2014.

The Pope's annulment move? It's a good thing, Vatican official says

A member of the Vatican council charged with interpreting Church law says the increased role of bishops in the annulment... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 28, 2014.

Revamped annulment process focuses on speed, role of local bishops

In a revamped marriage annulment process, Pope Francis has made significant changes, giving more of a role to the local... Read more

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Vatican marriage commission could drop mandatory appeal for annulments

After it was announced that Pope Francis had appointed a commission to study a reform of the process of marriage... Read more

Vatican announces commission to streamline marriage process

Pope Francis will establish a commission to review the matrimonial process in canon law with the goal of simplifying the... Read more

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Cleveland diocese ends annulment fees

In an effort to help more Catholics return to the practice of their faith, the Diocese of Cleveland, Ohio, will... Read more