A couple I know has been married for 32 years, but it was a marriage outside of the Church. However, they have received baptism, reconciliation, communion, and confirmation, and attend mass services regularly.
However, the man happened to be married once before, and the marriage was never annuled, they were only divorced. The priest at his Church refused to allow him to marry his second wife because of this. That is why they were married outside of the Church.
My questions are, are these two in communion with the Church? What actions should they take? Must the first marriage be annuled? Are they in sin?
Thanks for the help kind people!