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Pope to Announce Reforms to Annulment Process

2 Letters Issued ‘Motu proprio’ to Be Released Tuesday

At midday tomorrow, Tuesday 8 September, a press conference will be held in the Holy See Press Office to present the two letters issued “Motu proprio” by Pope Francis, “Mitis ludex Dominus Iesus” and “Mitis et misericors Iesus” on the reform of canonical procedure for the annulment of marriage in the Code of Canon Law (CIC) and the Code of Canons of the Oriental Churches (CCEO) respectively.

The speakers in the conference, in the order in which they will intervene, are: 

Msgr. Pio Vito Pinto, dean of the Roman Rota and president of the Special Commission for the Study of the Reform of Matrimonial Processes in Canon Law;

Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, president of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts and member of the Special Commission;

Bishop Dimitrios Salachas, apostolic exarch of Athens for Greek Catholics of Byzantine Rite and member of the Special Commission;

Archbishop Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer, S.J., secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and member of the Special Commission;

Msgr. Alejandro W. Bunge, prelate auditor of the Roman Rota and secretary of the Special Commission;

Fr. Nikolaus Schoch, O.F.M., substitute promoter of Justice at the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura and secretary of the Special Commission.

The conference will be live streamed on the following platforms:

VaticanPlayer via web: http://player.rv.va

Vatican YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/vatican

Vatican Radio app: via Android – iPhone – Windowsphone. You may download the app directly from the Vatican Radio website: www.radiovaticana.va

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