Can Nuns Get Married?


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As of September 2014, Roman Catholic nuns cannot get married. According to the laws of the Roman Catholic Church, they are married to Jesus Christ. They are considered part of the laity of the Roman Catholic Church.

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Can Nuns Get Married?
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As of September 2014, there are several requirements for becoming a Roman Catholic nun. First, one must be a single or widowed woman and be a Roman Catholic. If a nun candidate is divorced, the Roman Catholic Church requires her to get an annulment. She must also be free of debt. A prospective nun's children cannot be dependent on her. She must be reasonably healthy both physically and mentally. Illnesses and disabilities that are managed with medication are considered. A person considering becoming a nun should contact her local Roman Catholic Church for more information.

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