Pope Francis has changed the annulment process for Catholics seeking to nullify their marriages. He announced reforms on Tuesday that make it both easier and more affordable to receive an annulment from the Catholic Church.
By permitting more Catholics to obtain annulments with less hassle, Pope Francis’ reform could significantly reduce the number of Catholics who are marginalized for being divorced and remarried without an annulment. What do you think of the Pope’s latest reforms? Join the conversation and let us know below.
- Should annulments be free of cost?
- Could making an annulment more attainable discourage someone from seeking a divorce?
- Are there any drawbacks to making annulments easier to obtain?
- How do you think conservative or traditional Catholics will react to the Pope’s latest reforms?
- Pope Francis wants all annulments to be completed within 45 days. Could the divorce system benefit from similar restrictions on the time allowed to complete the process?
- Do you think divorces and annulments should be expedited when domestic violence is involved?
- What other changes do you anticipate Pope Francis will make to Catholic law?
- What else should the Catholic Church do to promote and practice inclusivity?