Pope Francis Simplifies Catholic Annulment Rules

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married Catholics seeking annulments

will now have an easier time of it as

Pope Francis response to widespread

complaints about the lumbering process

with reforms that include a fast-track

option for certain cases here to discuss

this wsj reporter Francis Roca who joins

us now from Rome

welcome Frank now we know these new

rules the Vatican announced Tuesday did

not come easily they are the result of a

years worth of work by a papal Advisory

Commission what was the most significant

change the Vatican announced well

they're basically two one is that under

the current law even if you get a church

court to say yes your marriage is is

null it was never valid then then

automatically there has to be a second

trial basically a second group of judges

needs to go over the same information to

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