Pope Paul VI Issues New Rules on Marriages Between Catholics and Non-Catholics

Pope Paul VI Issues New Rules on Marriages Between Catholics and Non-Catholics

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Pope Paul VI issues an apostolic letter setting down new regulations for marriages between Catholics and non-Catholics. The letter is characterized by Vatican officials as a "definite step" towards greater unity between the Catholic Church and other denominations.

However, Pope Paul VI will continue to discourage mixed-faith marriages because they "do not, except in some cases, help in re-establishing unity among Christians."

Pope Paul VI writes:

"Diocesan bishops may now permit mixed marriages involving Catholics to take place without the presence of a Catholic priest, provided there is some public form of marriage service. This dispensation from the required form of Catholic marriage may be granted only for serious reasons."

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