3.6.2.3 Proper Assistant in Marriage of Eastern Catholics

1. For the validity of marriage, only a Latin priest and not a Latin deacon may witness a marriage if one or both parties are Eastern Catholics. [1] (The same hold true if one or both are Eastern non-Catholics, i.e., Orthdox, Oriental Orthodox,  Assyrian Church of the East.)



[1] c. 1108  §3 (De Concordia Inter Codices);  CCEO cc. 828 §§1-2, 832, §§1-3, IALP 82.


Date approved by Bishop


Posted by
Msgr. S. J. Raica, chancellor