Impotent Paraplegic Man Cannot Wed: Italian Bishop

by Rajshri on  June 9, 2008 at 3:45 PM Menīs Health News
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Italian media are reporting that a bishop has refused to allow a paraplegic man to wed because he is impotent although his fiancee is aware of the issue.
 Impotent Paraplegic Man Cannot Wed: Italian Bishop
Impotent Paraplegic Man Cannot Wed: Italian Bishop

Salvatore de Ciuco, spokesman for Bishop Lorenzo Chiarinelli of Viterbo in central Italy, told SkyTG24 television late Sunday: "No bishop, no priest can celebrate a wedding when he knows of admitted impotence as it is a motive for annulment" of the marriage.

The 26-year-old groom, who took part in a civil marriage ceremony Saturday in Viterbo, has been paraplegic since he was involved in a car accident. The curate of the parish who was banned from marrying the couple was present at the ceremony.

Source: AFP
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