Divorce, annulment, and communion

I am in the process of divorce. I would like to begin the process of annulment as well. Can I do this? Must I wait until the divorce is “final” before I can apply for an annulment from the Catholic Church?

Also, I believe I can still receive communion during this time (when I need it so desperately). However, a friend approached me after mass and said that she thought I ought not take the body of Christ. Who is correct?

You have to have completed the divorce process before beginning the annulment process.

Provided that you are in the state of grace, you may receive Holy Communion.

You may want to visit this web site for answers to common questions about annulments.

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