So I have a question regarding marriage outside the Church that I've had for a while. Let's pretend I am Catholic and have a soon-to-be-wife who is Protestant. Pretend my soon-to-be-wife really wants to get married in her Protestant church that she grew up in. So I go to get permission from a priest or bishop, whichever one I would have to go to, for this marriage to take place outside of the Church and he says yes. Does this mean, in the eyes of the Church, this marriage will be valid even though it won't be lead by a Catholic priest or take place within the Church? Would we have to do something inside the Catholic Church before or after the wedding to make it valid in the Church's eyes? Again, just a random question.
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