The importance of the canonical and pastoral preparation for marriage focus of words addressed by Pope Benedict XVI to the Roman Rota. The bride and groom should be aware of and want this act that ultimately aims to holiness of life. This also to avoid future annulments.
Getting married in church is a right only if you believe in 'true marriage' that is, an act for the realization of the 'integral good, human and Christian, of the spouses and of their future children, ultimately projected towards the holiness of their lives'. From here, follows the importance of preparation for Christian marriage, also to avoid annulments, which were at the heart of Benedict XVI address delivered today to members of the Tribunal of the Roman Rota, received at the beginning of the judicial year.