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Elle King wrote:

Hi, guys —

My fiancé and I want to have our wedding in a country that is predominately Protestant and, as such, the only churches accessible to our wedding location are non-Catholic.

As we are both Catholics, having a Catholic ceremony is very important to us but everything I've read says two Catholics cannot marry outside of a Catholic Church.

  • In the instance where a Catholic Church isn't available, yet churches of another denomination are, would it be possible to have a Catholic wedding in a non-Catholic Church?

Elle

  { Although we are Catholic, can we possibly have a Catholic wedding in a non-Catholic Church? }

Fr. Jonathan replied:

Hi Elle,

This is entirely up to the local Bishop.

Contact the diocese and ask what is acceptable and what is not.

Fr. Jonathan

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