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Annulment is a method in the Roman Catholic Church of undoing a marriage, similar to divorce. However, the difference is that an annulment says that the marriage never really happened.

Reasons include:

  • At the time of the marriage, at least one was too young; the minimum age is set at 16 years for males and 14 for females. There may be higher limits though
  • Ligamen, being already married
  • The man was ordained, either as a priest, or as a member of a monastery.
  • People are closely related.

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