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Question from on 07-16-2007:
To Whom it May Concern:
I know of a married priest(formerly an Anglican) that is on sabbitcal currently because of a potiential civil divorce with his wife.
What could happen to him, his wife or maybe ex, and family.
Answer by Rev. Mark J. Gantley, JCL on 07-20-2007:
The Vatican statements of 1980-81 allowing former Anglican/Episcopalian priests to enter the Catholic Church and be ordained as priests even (on a case by case basis) even if they are married do not address the issue of the possibility of divorce.
It would seem that the diocesan bishop must evaluate the situation and make provision for the case.