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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI has asked the Vatican's highest appeals court to consider reviewing church rules on marriage annulments -- a statement that may signal a change in tone more than a change in substance.

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  1. The Catholic Church has made a laughing stock of the “permanence” of marriage with its annulment abuse. The Pope is the worst joke of all.

    He makes me laugh. He works to destroy marriages and speaks as if he really cared. What a moron! What a liar!

    Dear God, when will this loser resign!

  2. Rather than suggesting broader interpretations for nullity, why aren’t our religious leaders working toward spreading the faith?

    To begin, they should reinstate and require the Baltimore Catechism and move on to The Summa.

    Oops. Have I committed the worst of sins? Nullity of Vatican II?

  1. […] Religion News Service: Pope Benedict XVI says lack of ‘faith’ could be used in marriage annulmen… Pope Benedict XVI has asked the Vatican’s highest appeals court to consider reviewing church rules on marriage annulments — a statement that may signal a change in tone more than a change in substance. Speaking on Saturday (Jan. 26) to the members of the tribunal of the Roman Rota, Benedict said that “lack of faith” on the part of the spouses can affect the validity of a marriage. […]

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