|The Sanctifying Function of the Church » The Sacraments » Marriage » Marriage celebrated secretly|
|Canon 1130.||For a grave and urgent reason, the local Ordinary may permit that a marriage be celebrated in secret.|
|Canon 1131.||Permission to celebrate a marriage in secret involves:
1° that the investigations to be made before the marriage are carried out in secret;
2° that the secret in regard to the marriage which has been celebrated is observed by the local Ordinary, by whoever assists, by the witnesses and by the spouses.
|Canon 1132.||The obligation of observing the secret mentioned in can. 1131 n. 2 ceases for the local Ordinary if from its observance a threat arises of grave scandal or of grave harm to the sanctity of marriage. This fact is to be made known to the parties before the celebration of the marriage.|
|Canon 1133.||A marriage celebrated in secret is to be recorded only in a special register which is to be kept in the secret archive of the curia.|
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