Pope's Faster Annulment Plan May Not Mean As Much In US
Pope Francis has just reformed the Catholic Church's process for granting annulments, making it faster while keeping much of the criteria intact.By Ryan Biek | September 8, 2015
Pope Francis has just reformed the way the Catholic Church annuls marriages.
His new law is more like an edit than an overthrow of tradition, though. It's created a "fast-track" procedure, simplifying the steps bishops take to deem a marriage invalid. It did so without actually changing the criteria.
Catholics who wish to remarry within the church need the annulment, but the drawn-out process has been criticized for being costly. (Video via NBC)