Rome, Italy -- Mercy and Law in Marriage

With the approaching Synod of Bishops on the family, the School of Canon Law at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross organized on May 22 a study conference entitled: “Mercy and Law in Matrimony.” The topic was the relevance of mercy in matrimonial canon law, within the framework of the pastoral challenges facing the family today. Topics covered included admission to marriage; accompanying families, especially those undergoing difficulties; the process of marriage annulments; and pastoral care for divorced faithful who contract civil marriage.

Taking part in the conference were Prof. Denis Biju-Duval from the Pontifical Lateran University; Prof. Eduardo Baura from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross; Prof. Benedict Ejeh, from the Pius X School of Canon Law in Venice; Msgr. Paolo Bianchi, Judicial Vicar of the Ecclesiastical Tribunal for the Region of Lombardy; Nikolaus Schöch, Substitute of the Supreme Tribunal for the Apostolic Signature; and Prof. Miguel Ángel Ortiz, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross.

Romana, n. 58, January-June 2014, p. 146.

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