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Pauline Privilege
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[German Version]

(Privilegium Pauli or Privilegium fidei). The Pauline privilege, today governed by canons 1143–1150 of CIC/1983, is the canonical implementation of the procedure leading to dissolution of a (valid) marriage (Divorce) between two non-Christians, in the course of which one of the spouses receives baptism. The biblical basis of the Pauline privilege is 1 Cor 7:12–15. The marriage is dissolved by a new marriage entered into be the baptized party if the unbaptized party departs or, upon being asked, is not prepared to continue …

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Primetshofer, Bruno, “Pauline Privilege”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 02 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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