US diocese abolishes fees for marriage annulments

The diocese of Cleveland in Ohio is to eliminate fees for marriage annulments, in an effort to help more Catholics return to the practice of their faith.

Bishop Richard Lennon announced this is to promote the common good of the faithful of Cleveland.

A typical annulment case costs petitioners about US$450. The overall cost of each case is about three times that.

The Cleveland diocese’s marriage tribunal will take on the full costs of the cases.

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