05 November 2014, The Tablet

Pope calls for 'streamlined' annulments

Pope Francis told attendees a course at the Roman Rota – the Church’s appeal court – that marriage annulments should be streamlined so that people are not left waiting for “justice”.

Speaking on Wednesday the Pope said matter had been mentioned at the bishops’ Synod on the Family last month and he had already established a commission to look at the question.

He also revealed that dismissed an individual working at a canon law tribunal who had offered US$10,000 dollars to do both “the civil and ecclesiastical procedure”. 

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