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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

Why nullity cases always include a defender of the bond

Dec 30, 2017

In the process of declaring the nullity of marriage there is a position of  utmost importance which allows the judges... 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

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square, April 22, 2015.

Pope receives briefing on activities at Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts

Jun 10, 2015

By Elise Harris

During his visit to the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts last week, Pope Francis was updated on the office's important... Read more

Pope to canon lawyers: Annulment process must be secure, prompt

Jan 26, 2015

In a speech delivered on Saturday to participants in a conference on how to handle causes of nullity, Pope Francis... 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