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Why did Henry VIII need a dispensation to marry his brother’s widow, Catherine of Aragon?

Jim Blackburn  •  8/4/2011

Question:

Why did England&#039;s King Henry VIII, who had never been married, need a dispensation from Rome to marry his brother&#039;s widow, Catherine of Aragon? Would the Church prohibit such a marriage today?<br />

Answer:

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