Pope Francis Makes Marriage Annulment Easier

According to the “Irish Catholic” newspaper, Pope Francis has not changed the criteria under which the Church grants a marriage annulment – the process by which the Church decides that a union between a man and a woman, even if they had a Church wedding, is not a valid marriage because it fails one of the traditional tests. The tests could include a lack of genuine consent, marriage not consummated or a psychological incapacity to undertake the obligations. However, the new rules will help streamline the marriage annulment process and make it faster, easier and less expensive…Read More