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Rome - In an NCR interview, Arborelius also spoke about how he prioritizes listening to laypeople and why he thinks Francis may have chosen him as Sweden's first cardinal.
A diocesan bishop is the sole judge in the streamlined process for handling marriage annulments, Pope Francis said.
Following Pope Francis' 2015 reform of church law on nullity procedures, several dioceses reported growth in annulment case filings for 2016 compared to 2015.
Under certain circumstances and after long prayer and a profound examination of conscience, some divorced and civilly remarried Catholics may return to the sacraments, said the bishops of Malta.