Make Annulments Tougher: Pope
Benedict thinks pessimism about lasting marriage is driving trend
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 29, 2010 11:51 AM CST
Pope Benedict XVI.   (AP Photo)
camera-icon View 1 more image

(Newser) – Pope Benedict wants Catholic Church tribunals to make marriage annulments more difficult to get. “We run the risk of falling into an anthropological pessimism which, in the light of today's cultural situation, considers it almost impossible to marry,” he said today. Marriage is stronger than people think, he said, and tougher annulment standards would reflect that, reports the Catholic News Service.