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the Vatican has begun a remarkable re-examination of the church’s treatment of worshipers whose marriages have broken apart.
n a sharp revision of Catholic policy, Pope Francis rewrote the process of annulling a marriage within the church on Tuesday, issuing two apostolic letters aimed at speeding and simplifying what has often been a process lasting more than a year.
The Catholic Church still doesn't recognize divorce, but the new changes promise to make it easier to annul marriages that are deemed invalid by a church court, by using a process that is "more agile," the Vatican says.
Under the new rules, only one judgment will be required before a marriage is determined invalid and annulled. And in cases where both parties agree, an annulment can be expedited by a bishop. Pope Francis also ordered that the courts waive most of the fees that in the past have regularly cost hundreds of dollars for cases in the U.S.
originally posted by: Sigismundus
a reply to: blacktie
Divorce is adultery, which carries with it the death penalty in the eyes of 'Jesus"
And to me, the idea of getting an annulment is just spitting on the words of "Jesus" who would never condone it.