Is a civil wedding recognised by the Catholic church?

Hi,

If two non-catholics get married in a civil wedding but convert to Catholicism at a later date, would their marriage be recognised in the Catholic church? Or would a blessing ceremony be available to repeat the vows in front of God?

I have tried to find the answer to this question but have found opposing answers!

Thank you

This link should be give you the answer you need. If you have any further questions or concerns that are not answered by this link, please contact Catholic Answers directly.
**Recommended Reading:
**
[LIST]
*]Are civil marriages valid in God’s eyes?
[/LIST]

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in these forums do not necessarily reflect those of Catholic Answers. For official apologetics resources please visit www.catholic.com.