Roman Catholics: Mixed Marriages Made Easier

Pope Paul VI last week lifted the ban of excommunication against Catholics who marry outside the Roman Church, and in several other ways softened "the stiffness of present legislation" on mixed marriages. Paul issued his 1,500-word decree on The Sacrament of Matrimony just four days before the scheduled arrival in Rome of the Archbishop of Canterbury, who had planned to discuss the Catholic Church's refusal to accept the validity of mixed marriages performed outside the church and its insistence that children of such unions be raised as Catholics.

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