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Postby michellemc » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:32 pm

Can a bishop who has been released still perform civil weddings?

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Postby russellhltn » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:12 pm

I don't think they can under the authority of the church. That would probably be a better question directed to the state since the laws vary on who can and can't do a marriage.
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Re: Bishops/weddings

Postby lajackson » Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:46 pm

michellemc wrote:Can a bishop who has been released still perform civil weddings?

A bishop needs to be currently serving to use his ecclesiastical church authority. Once he is released, he would only be able to perform a civil marriage if authorized by the laws of the state in which he lives. (Handbook 1, 3.6.3)

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