Pope to release new annulment procedure Tuesday after lamenting cost, complications

September 7, 2015 12:32 PM

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Pope Francis delivers his blessing to faithful during the Angelus noon prayer from his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. The Vatican will shelter two families of refugees "who are fleeing death" from war or hunger, Pope Francis announced Sunday as he called on Catholic parishes, convents and monasteries across Europe to do the same. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Tuesday will release a new streamlined process for annulling marriages after he — and generations of Catholics before him — complained that the church's current system is cumbersome, costly and often unfair.

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