Does the Catholic Church recognize Protestant marriages?

Does the Catholic church recognize Protestant marriage ceremony? Does one need an annulment before marrying a single Catholic in the Catholic church if she was married in the Baptist church?


The Catholic Church recognizes marriages between non-Catholics to be valid. She will need an annulment before being allowed to marry in the Catholic Church–if she qualifies for one. Check with your priest.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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