Marriage question for a friend


#1

A Catholic friend of mine has started to date feeling God wants her in the vocation of marriage instead of being a Nun as she first thought.

She’s met a Baptist gentleman who she does love however he was married in the Russian Orthodox Church and there no longer together.

She wants to know if the RCC will recognize her boyfriend as still married as he was married in the ROC even though he was never Orthodox.


#2

They should approach a priest who will guide them in this matter.

Her friend’s marriage will need to be examined to see if it was valid or not and in the meantime she should act as though he is married.


#3

A devout Catholic should really consider what they are doing dating and contemplating marriage with a non-Catholic.

Yes. He would have to petition for a decree of nullity. They should not even be dating right now. He is still married.


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