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Pope Francis advises Roman Rota formation course Nov. 30, 2019.

Pope Francis: The Church seeks truth and healing for wounded marriages

Nov 30, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Saturday that the Church suffers with couples who are in a “wounded marriage,” and seeks their healing... Read more

Pope Francis greets a married couple at a Wednesday General Audience.

Pope Francis: True love is found in fidelity

Jan 29, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Unity and fidelity in a Christian marriage can offer an example of true love to the world, Pope Francis said... Read more

Pope Francis addresses participants in a training course promoted by the Roman Rota at the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran, Sept. 27, 2018.

Francis calls for 'permanent catechumenate' for married couples

Sep 27, 2018

By Ed Condon

Pope Francis has stressed the need for ongoing formation for couples, before and after marriage, saying that even the basic... Read more

Pope Francis meets with members of the Roman Rota.

Pope to Rota: There is an 'urgent' need to form consciences on marriage

Jan 29, 2018

By Elise Harris

In a speech to the Roman Rota Monday, Pope Francis said there is a need to develop better means of... Read more

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

In latest appointments, Pope names new members of Roman Rota

Jul 20, 2017

By Elise Harris

Fr. Pierangelo Pietracatella and Fr. Hans-Peter Fischer are the newest members of the Roman Rota, and mark the latest in... Read more

Newly married couples meet Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square on Sept. 9, 2015.

Marriage prep should be more than just a few courses, Pope tells priests

Feb 25, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Saturday Pope Francis told a group of parish priests training on the new marriage annulment process to place strong... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the Roman Rota at the Vatican, Jan. 22, 2016.

Pope tells bishops to have compassion on those with failed marriages

Nov 18, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Friday Pope Francis stopped by a formation course for bishops on the new marriage nullity process, telling attendees that... 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

Jan 22, 2016

By Elise Harris

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

Photo by George Hodan (CC0 1.0).

Vatican reform of annulment process will be presented tomorrow

Sep 7, 2015

The Holy See press office has announced that two motu proprio will be released on Tuesday, both of which concern... Read more

For Pope Francis, faith is a criterion in investigating a marriage's validity

Jan 23, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

In investigating the validity of a marriage, ecclesial judges should consider whether the decision to marry was made in the... Read more

Annulment process is no business, Roman Rota official clarifies

Nov 18, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Following a media frenzy around Pope Francis' request that the annulment process not be treated like a business, an official... Read more

At the heart of the annulment process: Justice, salvation of souls, Pope says

Nov 5, 2014

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis gave a brief address to canonists on Wednesday, discussing the grave importance of justice in the process of... Read more