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The Sanctifying Function of the Church » The Sacraments » Marriage » The form of the celebration of marriage
Canon 1112. §1 With the prior favourable opinion of the conference of bishops and after the permission of the Holy See has been obtained, the diocesan bishop can delegate lay persons to assist at marriages where priests or deacons are lacking, without prejudice to the provision of can. 1108 §3.
[revised wording according to m.p. De concordia inter Codices, 31.V.2016]

§2 A suitable lay person is to be selected, capable of giving instruction to those who are getting married, and fitted to conduct the marriage liturgy properly.
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