Says Media Reports Have "No Foundation"

In his posting, he noted that the transference of the competence to address matters on non-consummated marriages would leave the congregation free to focus soley on issues concerning the liturgy.

At present, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, according to the apostolic constitution "Pastor Bonus," has as one of its competencies the examination of "the fact of non-consummation in a marriage and the existence of a just cause for granting a dispensation. It receives all the acts together with thevotum of the bishop and the remarks of the defender of the bond, weighs them according to its own special procedure, and, if the case warrants it, submits a petition to the Supreme Pontiff requesting the dispensation." 


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