Elderly Cousins Marrying??


#1

My father is 87 yrs. old. He is considering dating/marrying his first cousin… What is the church teaching on this?


#2

Should your father and his cousin decide to marry, they would need to seek a dispensation from their diocesan bishop. So long as the proper dispensation is granted, the Church does not object to a marriage between first cousins.


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