Church in India endorses SC order on marriage annulment

Posted January 31, 2017 9:28 am by Editor

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

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