Re: I want to marry in the catholic church
In order to get an annulment one is required to have been divorced. If the marriage has been annulled, a Catholic is allowed to marry a person who has been civilly divorced since there was no valid marriage in the first place.
Your friend should have no trouble getting his marriage annulled quickly since he is a Catholic and married outside of the Church.
Then you may marry in the Catholic Church.
Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.