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Kris wrote:

Dear Respected,

I am an orthodox Christian who has been divorced for four years but recently found the love of my life. She is a Catholic.

  • Because I would like to become a Catholic, is there a possibility for remarriage in the Church?

Thank you in advance.

Best regards,

Kris

  { Can an Orthodox who wants to become Catholic with this background be remarried in the Church? }

Fr. Jonathan replied:

Kris,

  • Was your first marriage in an Orthodox Church or was it a merely civil ceremony?

Fr. Jonathan

Kris replied:


In a Orthodox Church.

Kris

Fr. Jonathan replied:

Hi, Kris —

You will need a Catholic Annulment to be married to a Catholic.

You are not civilly married now so you can come into communion with Rome with a simple Profession of Faith. When you do so you won't be a Roman Catholic but you will be a Catholic of the closest rite to yours.

For example, if you are Greek Orthodox now what you become is a Greek Catholic.

Your Confirmation and Baptism are already valid.

Get started on that Annulment now.

Hope this helps,

Fr. Jonathan

Kris replied:

Mike (and all),

Thank you very much.

This helps a lot!

Please also convey my thanks to Fr. Jonathan.

Kris

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