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3 Conditions That Catholics Must Meet Before Marrying People From Other Denominations

Members of the Catholic Church are not barred from marrying non-Catholic spouses, but they must adhere to certain church-imposed requirements.


Marriages can take place between those who have been baptized in the Catholic Church and those who have not, without the latter needing to convert to Catholicism.

However, in order for such marriages to be valid under Catholic Church law, the following requirements must be met:


1. The couples must get a permission from the Bishop of the Catholic diocese where the wedding will be held.


2. The Catholic and the other person's wedding must take place in a Catholic Church.


3. The couple must educate and raise their children as Catholics as a result of their marriage.


The foregoing prerequisites exist because the church want to safeguard the Catholic Church's soul by ensuring that the partner who is not a Catholic understands Catholicism's doctrines and principles.


Furthermore, conditions are put in place to ensure that such marriages are valid.


More: https://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_19660318_istr-matrimoni-misti_en.html

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