What does the church say about divorce?
The Roman Catholic Church does not recognise divorce. A marriage can only end when one partner dies or if there are grounds for an annulment . A couple may be granted a civil divorce and be divorced in the eyes of the state, but their marriage will continue ‘in the eyes of God’.
What does unlawful marriage mean?
A void marriage is a marriage that is unlawful or invalid under the laws of the jurisdiction where it is entered. Such a marriage is voidable, meaning that it is subject to cancellation through annulment if contested in court.
What is meant by adultery?
Adultery is a consensual sexual relationship or encounter between someone who’s married and a person they’re not married to (who may or may not be married to someone else). In other words, it can be between two people who are both married to other people, or between a married person and a nonmarried person.
Can you remarry after divorce in Islam?
Although it is not encouraged, most Muslims agree that divorce is permitted if a marriage has broken down, and generally Muslims are permitted to re-marry if they so wish.