Can I marry my third cousin?


#1

In African tradition, marriage is permitted among cousins especially from the maternal lineage. My father has introduced me to a girl who is the daughter of my mother’s mother’s cousin sister. Will consanguinity in catholic doctrine permit me to marry her?


#2

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