Are any marriages from other religions, especially those that are non-trinitarian, valid?

On other religions/sects (especially those that are not “trinitarian”) that bind a man and a woman in marriage. Is the marriage valid? Are the couples not committing adultery? What if one is a catholic who converted to the said other religion?

Thanks and God bless.


The Catholic Churches recognizes non-Catholic marriages to be valid. This includes marriages between atheists. However, Catholics are obliged to be married through the Catholic Church. Otherwise, their marriages are not valid.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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