a different thread on here got my brain pondering a question… Since the Eastern Orthodox church is one of the few exeptions to the Catholic rules with regardsh having Valid sacraments I was wondering the following…
If an Orthodox couple were married in the Eastern Orthodox church and then obtained a civil divorce and an Orthodox Ecclisiastical Divorce through their tribunal(which It is my understanding is an after the fact annulment for Orthodox Chrisitans) and then one of the persons gets remaried to another Eastern Orthodx Christian in an E.O. Ceremony.
(all of this is done correctly according to Eastern Orthodox laws).
Now, say the couple decides to convert and become Roman Catholic. Would the Catholic church recognize this marriage and allow the couple to make the profession of faith and join the Catholic church or would the couple have to go through the Catholic anulment process from the previously ecclisiasticaly divorced marrige ?
I know this sounds confusing but after reading a few threads on this topic with differnt denominations and such I was just wondering?