Your mission is a big one! It has to maintain, deepen, defend, and illuminate those divine values which human beings bear in themselves as the instruments of divine love. John Paul II address to the Roman Rota, 1986
The Providence Tribunal, a staff of specially trained and experienced priests, religious, and lay persons, offers assistance to individuals who request that the church study a marriage in order to determine whether or not there is any possibility of an annulment. The Tribunal investigates the marriage and proceeds to a decision.
By Church Law, the Providence Tribunal accepts cases when a request is made from someone married in Rhode Island or if the other marriage partner (Respondent) resides in Rhode Island. The Tribunal can also accept a request from an individual residing in Rhode Island without meeting the two former conditions. In these cases, the Tribunal must consult the Respondent’s Diocese before proceeding.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ANNULMENT PROCESS:
Phases of the Annulment Process
Frequently Asked Questions
05.31.16: Diocese eliminates fees for marriage annulments
09.22.16: Annulment cases on rise in diocese since pope streamlined process