Pope Francis simplifies, fast-tracks annulment

Pope Francis - World Meeting of Families - 2015 - Invite

“… I have required that in such a procedure the judge be the bishop himself who, due to his pastoral office, is with Peter the greatest guarantor of Catholic unity in faith and in discipline.”
— Pope Francis, Vatican press release

Read the full Vatican press release.

Read the Wall Street Journal summary of the new Catholic annulment rules.

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