Pope Francis streamlines annulments: An act of mercy for women?

September 8, 2015 10:21 PM

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Pope Francis streamlines annulments: An act of mercy for women?

The new process, revising judicial rules in place for centuries, will eliminate the automatic review required of any annulment granted and make 'fast track' annulments possible.

New York — Pope Francis announced another major pastoral shakeup for the globe’s 1.3 billion Roman Catholics on Tuesday, streamlining centuries-old procedures and making it easier, and cheaper, for couples to get an annulment of marriage.

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