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Document Details :
Title: Dignitas conubii
Subtitle: New Vatican Instruction on Handling Cases of Nullity of Marriage
Author(s): WARNINK, Hildegard
Journal: Marriage, Families & Spirituality
Volume: 11 Issue: 1 Date: Spring 2005
In January of this year, the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts published the instruction Dignitas connubii, setting forth the norms to be observed by local marriage tribunals in annulment cases, the result of an nine-year consultative process among various departments of the Holy See. Dr. Hildegard Warnink, who teaches in the Faculty of Canon Law at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, discusses the document. She outlines the problems it sets out to clarify, describes the specifics of the document, and evaluates its purpose and usefulness. She also highlights some judiciary problems that still remain.