India: Catholics could face bigamy charges after annulment, remarriage
Catholic World News - 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?