Reception of Communion for divorced-remarried Catholics, the role of bishops’ conferences and whether the synod will result in a final document are central concerns.
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‘Either it wasn’t a marriage, and this is nullity — it didn’t exist,’ he told reporters. ‘And if it did, it’s indissoluble. This is clear.’
Changes to the annulment process stir hopes, but dioceses say the shorter process will apply to rare cases.
COMMENTARY: What does Pope Francis' document mean for the Latin-rite Church?
The reforms announced today are intended to streamline and expedite the annulment process, but concerns are being expressed about potential problems.
The new process is aimed at streamlining the system for granting annulments out of concern 'for the salvation of souls,' while affirming the long-standing Catholic teaching on marriage indissolubility.
The Vatican releases the official English translation of synod’s final report Oct. 31. It will serve as the official working document for next year’s ordinary synod on the family.
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