Problem

Discrimination against divorcees

Other Names:
Prejudicial treatment of divorcees
Active social prejudice towards divorce
Incidence:
Pastoral guidelines for catholic priests, issued in 1997, said the divorced who remarry still belong to the church, but the church must not express any sign, public or private, that could appear to be a legitimization of the new union. Priests were also to counsel those who have not remarried to remain faithful to their original vows and not to enter into other unions.
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Subject(s):
Society Social
Society Marriage
Date of last update
16.03.1997 – 00:00 CET