Church in India endorses SC order on marriage annulment
The Catholic Church in India, on Jan 30 has endorsed a Supreme Court (SC) order that invalidated Church courts or ecclesiastic tribunals annulling marriage of a Catholic couple.
The president of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI) Cardinal Oswald Gracias said at a press conference, organized at the Bhopal Pastoral Centre that there is no contradiction in the SC order as they have been following it even before.
The prelate also made it clear that the annulment of the marriages by the church courts does not violate any civil law and hence, make no offence.
The SC in its January 19