Roman Catholics: The Law's Delay

From Rome last week seeped word that the Sacred Rota of the Vatican had given to Princess Lee Radziwill, Jackie Kennedy's younger sister, an annulment of her first marriage to transatlantic Socialite Michael Canfield. The ruling, which was quietly handed down in November 1962, left Lee free to celebrate a church wedding last July with her thrice-wed second husband of nearly five years.

Lee's annulment—technically, a ruling that no true marriage had ever existed because of an essential flaw in the marital contract—was not easy to get. The Roman Catholic Church believes that...

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