Tuesday, 8 September 2015
Pope Francis has unveiled reforms intended to make it easier for Roman Catholics to get annulments and remarry within the Church.
Catholicism does not recognise divorce and teaches marriage is a lifelong commitment.
In order to separate, Catholics must have their marriage annulled by showing it was flawed from the outset.
The radical reforms allow access to procedures free of charge and fast-track decisions.
Until now the procedures have been seen as arcane, expensive and bureaucratic