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India: Catholics could face bigamy charges after annulment, remarriage

March 16, 2011

Catholics in India who remarry after the Church annuls a prior union could still face bigamy charges under the country’s laws.

A lawyer representing a Catholic man who is facing a bigamy charge has urged the government to amend its divorce law, allowing for recognition of an annulment.


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  • Posted by: garedawg - Mar. 17, 2011 2:37 AM ET USA

    Yeah, in the US the tribunals won't even start the process unless you have a civil divorce first.

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Mar. 16, 2011 10:45 PM ET USA

    Another good reason why the Church (at least here) requires that a marriage be civilly dissolved before annulment procedings begin.

  • Posted by: Gaby - Mar. 16, 2011 7:05 PM ET USA

    Wouldn't a civil divorce solve the problem?