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Catholic Church Says NO to Robin-Mariel Wedding
22 April 2011

Lingayen Archbishop Oscar Cruz, the National Appellate Matrimonial Tribunal head declared in an interview that the Church would not allow Robin and Mariel’s Wedding.

Why? The main issue against the wedding was not the Muslim rites administered to the couple but the difference in the teachings of the two religions. Under Islamic Law, the husband is allowed to have more than one wife.

"Ang balakid po diyan, hindi yung kinasal siya [Robin and Mariel] sa Muslim rites. Ang balakid po diyan, ang simbahan, tulad ng maraming simabahang Kristiyano, isa nga diyan ang Katoliko, para sa kanya ang kasal ay para sa isang babae, isang lalake. Tapos ang kwento, panghabang buhay. Eh dun po sa mga Muslim karaniwan sa kanila…naniniwala na ang isang lalake pwedeng dalawa ang asawa tatlo hanggang apat. Sa simbahan hindi pwede ikasal yun pagka't yung kasal na ganun ay walang bisa. Anumang relihiyon para makasal kayo sa simbahan kailangan maniwala kayo sa kanyang aral. Isang lalake, isang babae pang habang buhay. Pag po kayo naniwala na ang isang lalake ay katumbas ng dalawang babae o tatlong babae ay hindi na po pwede yan," the Archbishop said.

Archbishop Cruz said that he respects the Islam religion and therefore they should also respect the teachings of the Catholic religion. He added that even if Padilla promises that this marriage will be his very last, the Church’s approval for their marriage will still not materialize.

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Kasal.com thanks the following sources for this article:

Glenda Villena. OMG! Philippine News Blog. Archbishop: Catholic Church won’t allow Robin-Mariel wedding (Posted on April 5, 2011) Retrieved on April 6, 2011 from
http://ph.omg.yahoo.com/blogs/omgphnewsblog/archbishop-catholic-church-won-t-allow-robin-mariel-20110405-010114-552.html