An Italian friend of mine has a bit of a situation he is struggling with and I told him I'd do some research for him, hopefully all of you wonderful intelligent people can help us out!! :)
He is born and raised Catholic - Never previously married
She is as Mormon who was previously married "in temple" to another Mormon. She has since had this marriage both civil y divorced and annulled within the Mormon church.
Living in Canada the local diocese (Bishop) says she must receive an annulment from the Catholic Church, before they can validly be married in the Catholic Church
Is this correct? The understanding by my friend is that the Mormon marriage is considered only a "natural" (Not sacramental) marriage, therefore, being civilly divorced should be enough?
Also, my friend spoke with his former parish priest and local bishop in Italy and they both told him PRIOR to the marriage that there wouldn't be an issue.
Any insight you can provide would be very beneficial, thank you and God bless!~