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National Association of Filipino Priests—USA 3rd National Assembly

Lack of Canonical Form


This petition is used in those cases where a Catholic entered into a marriage ceremony without fulfilling the requirement of canonical form (Canon 1108: marrying before a Catholic priest or deacon and two witnesses) and that marriage ended in divorce.

This petition form may be reproduced in one of the following three ways:
  • Four pages (one side only).
  • Two pages (front and back).
  • One folded page (front and back) on 11-by-17 inch size paper, akin to the prenuptial questionnaire.
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