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New papal documents on annulments to be released September 8

September 07, 2015

Two papal letters reforming the process of declaring marriages null will be released on September 8, according to the Holy See Press Office.

The first motu proprio, Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus [The Meek Judge, the Lord Jesus] will introduce changes to procedures discussed in the Code of Canon Law. The second motu proprio, Mitis et misericors Iesus [The Meek and Merciful Jesus], will introduce changes to procedures discussed in Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches.



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  • Posted by: james-w-anderson8230 - Sep. 07, 2015 10:29 PM ET USA

    It will be interesting to see what Dr. Edward Peters has to say about them.

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Sep. 07, 2015 7:32 PM ET USA

    It sounds like this is meant to finesse some of the issues that might come before the Synod.