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Processes » Certain Special Processes » Matrimonial Processes » Process for the dispensation of a marriage ratum et non consummatum
Canon 1705. §1. The bishop is to transmit to the Apostolic See all the acts together with his votum and the observations of the defender of the bond.

§2. If supplemental instruction is required in the judgment of the Apostolic See, this requirement will be communicated to the bishop with an indication of the points on which the instruction must be completed.

§3. If the Apostolic See replies that non-consummation has not been established from the materials presented, then the legal expert mentioned in can. 1701, §2 can inspect the acts of the process, though not the votum of the bishop, at the tribunal to consider whether any grave reason can be brought forth in order to resubmit the petition.
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