Philippine bill would recognize Catholic annulments

Posted January 31, 2018 7:54 pm by CNA Daily News

Philippine bill would recognize Catholic annulments

Manila, Philippines, Jan 31, 2018 / 12:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Philippines’ House of Representatives passed a bill that would legally recognize church-decreed declarations of nullity, or annulments.

The legislation was approved on Jan. 29. Out of 293 representatives 203 voted in favor of the bill. Representative Yedda Marie Kittilstvedt-Romualdez the bill’s author and principal sponsor.

The law would “remove the burden of undergoing the civil annulment process,” and couples “will have the benefit of a more efficient and affordable procedure,” she told UCA News.

Filipino Muslims may divorce under the Code of Muslim Personal Law. Divorces are not an option for non-Muslims

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