Friday, July 24, 2015

Indianapolis archdiocese ending marriage annulment fee

INDIANAPOLIS STAR
By Associated Press
Archbishop Joseph Tobin discusses the first year of Pope Francis's papacy during an interview in Indianapolis on February 25, 2014. (Photo: Matt Detrich/The Star)
INDIANA---The Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis is eliminating fees for marriage annulments, a step that follows comments by Pope Francis that the church should make it easier for some divorced Catholics to remarry. Archbishop Joseph Tobin says those seeking to have a previous marriage declared null had been asking to pay $675 to help cover administrative costs. The Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic diocese and others around the country also have eliminated such fees. The Indianapolis archdiocese includes some 230,000 Catholics in central and southern Indiana. [link]