Church and Law 2 (15) 2013, 2: 185-196

The Issue of Protection of Marriage and Family in Concordats with the East-Central Europe in 1990-2012


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Emilia Chojnowska


J.C.D. Candidate, Faculty of Canon Law, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw

Dewajtis 5, PL-01-815 Warszawa



The issue concerning the protection of marriage and family is one of the main object of concordats with the states of the East-Central Europe. The Author analyses the legal regulations of contemporary concordats concerning the recognition of the civil effects of canonical marriages, recognition by the state of the effects of adjudications of tribunals of the Church in the cases of nullity of marriage and dispensation of non-consummated marriage and finally – provisions concerning the indissolubility of marriage.

The legal norms pertaining to concordats with the states of the East-Central Europe are extremely varied. The Author undertakes to show in the article the significant issue especially because of its comparative aspect.

Słowa kluczowe: regulacje prawne, małżeństwo kanoniczne, skutki cywilne, państwo

Key words: legal regulations, canonical marriage, civil effects, state