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Canon 1112 - Lay Witnesses for Marriage


Complementary Norm: In accord with canon 1112, the National Conference of Catholic Bishops recommends to the Holy See that it favorably entertain the requests of those individual diocesan bishops who, in view of the severe shortage of ordained ministers in certain vast territories of the United States, seek the faculty to delegate lay persons to assist at marriages.

Approved: General Meeting, November 1989

Promulgated: Minutes of November 1989 General Meeting, March 1990

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