The spokesperson of Ireland’s Catholic bishops has stated that the church might no longer engage in the civil aspects of marriages if weddings are extended to same-sex pairs. This move would suggest that tens and thousands of pairs who tied the knot in Catholic churches every year would have to go somewhere else to have their wedding legally recognized by the State.
These days, the Marriage Registration Form signing – a civil document needed by State in order to recognize a wedding – takes place following the wedding Mass. If the church conveys via on its menace to bring the do to an end, it would suggest that pairs would not officially tied the knot by church ceremony.
A spokesperson, this weekend, for the Irish Catholic Bishops told that he believed that priests would be doubtful to have any issue with bishops’ possible move to force all pairs tying the knot in the church to carry out the civil aspect of their marriage elsewhere.
Presently in a church marriage, following the Mass, the solemniser – well, in this case a priest – as well as the witnesses should all sign a civil document named Marriage Registration Form and this form is issued by a local registrar and the finished one should be returned to a registrar before a wedding certificate could be obtained. Read more »