Holy Bible
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An Annulment is a legal procedure for declaring a marriage null and void. Unlike divorce, it is retroactive: an annulled marriage is considered never to have existed. An annulment can be issued quickly and directly by Metropolitan Archbishop David L. Cooper after you complete the simple form included on this site.

Special Note:

If you can not go through all of this exhaustive, long tribunal process with your parish and diocese, call Metropolitan Archbishop David L. Cooper. If you are looking to have an annulment he will help you. Contact him at:

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The Pope:

The Pope considers all Orthodox to be sister Catholic Churches. That means Orthodox have real bishops and priests.

Note: It is the Vatican that has said that the Orthodox share the Catholic Faith and are separated sister Catholic Churches. The Envoy Magizine article about Metropolitan Archbishop Cooper is misleading. The terms Orthodox Catholic and Orthodox Christian are synonomous. There are independent Western Rite Orthodox jurisdictions all over the world. Archbishop Cooper's Order does NOT have gay or women priests.

Diriment Impediments

(One of these must be present to declare a marriage null.)

  1. No intention, when marrying, to have offspring
  2. Deception of one party by the other in order to get consent, and if the other had been aware of the truth, would not have consented to get married
  3. Abduction with the intent to force marriage
  4. Failure to adhere to canon law for marriages
  5. Impediment of Crime, murder of the spouse to marry another
  6. Undispensed defect of form, form being married in the presence of a priest or deacon and according to the required form of words.
  7. Force or grave fear
  8. Consanguinity (blood relationship that is too close)
  9. Psychological state hindering the ability to consent
  10. No intention, when marrying, to contract a lifelong relationship (pretending consent)

Note: Lack of Baptism is a serious impediment. It must be dispensed by a bishop. Also, adultery during the marriage could indicate a psychological state or lack of consent at the time of the marriage.

The Metropolitan Archbishop will review your petition and act immediately on your case within one week.

Annulment Myth:

An annulment DOES NOT make your children illegitimate. It's a myth. The parent's marital status DOES NOT affect the status of the children.

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