|The Sanctifying Function of the Church » The Sacraments » Marriage » Marriage celebrated secretly|
|Canon 1130.||For a grave and urgent cause, the local ordinary can permit a marriage to be celebrated secretly.|
|Canon 1131.||Permission to celebrate a marriage secretly entails the following:
1. the investigations which must be conducted before the marriage are done secretly;
2. the local ordinary, the one assisting, the witnesses, and the spouses observe secrecy about the marriage celebrated.
|Canon 1132.||The obligation of observing the secrecy mentioned in can. 1131, n. 2 ceases on the part of the local ordinary if grave scandal or grave harm to the holiness of marriage is imminent due to the observance of the secret; this is to be made known to the parties before the celebration of the marriage.|
|Canon 1133.||A marriage celebrated secretly is to be noted only in a special register to be kept in the secret archive of the curia.|
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