- Aug 4, 2021
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has appointed a special commission to look at ways to make it easier for Roman Catholics to dissolve their marriages in the eyes of the church. The goal of the 11-member commission announced Saturday, is to reform the process, “with the objective of simplifying its procedure,
Forty ‘‘I do’s’’ — or ‘‘Si’’ in Italian — were pronounced in St. Peter’s Basilica Sunday as Pope Francis married 20 couples, with one bride already a mother. Read more about the wedding here.
VATICAN CITY — Forty ‘‘I do’s’’ — or ‘‘Si’’ in Italian — were pronounced in St. Peter’s Basilica Sunday as Pope Francis married 20 couples, with one bride already a mother. Francis in his homily likened families to the ‘‘bricks that build society.’’ Among the couples, all from the Rome
Say “family issues” to most Americans or Europeans, and they’re likely to flash on divorce, or the challenges of single-parent households, or perhaps same-sex relationships and the push for gay marriage. What probably wouldn’t come naturally to mind is polygamy. Yet in many parts of the non-Western world, polygamy is
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Among the men and women Pope Francis was set to unite in marriage were Catholics who have been living together as well as couples who already have children. The pope, who is the bishop of Rome, will preside over his first wedding ceremony as pontiff during
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis will officiate at the weddings of 20 couples who plan to tie the knot at St. Peter’s Basilica on Sept. 14. The Vatican said that the couples, all from Rome, would be married by the pope, who is also recognized as the bishop of Rome.