Do I need an annulment?

My question is…If I have been married out of the church and divorced, My ex husband was not a Christian man, do I need to seek an annulment? I am planning on getting re married BUT this time in the church :smiley: , to a Christian man who is not Catholic.
Many Thanks

Dear Chelle,

The fact that you are a Catholic and married outside of the Church does mean that such a marriage is invalid. But the Church will have to objectively ascertain that fact. This shouldn’t take long. I would suggest that you contact your priest soon so the process can begin.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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