Friday, February 23, 2018
Pope grants dispensation to Anne and Michael
February 23, 1948
Pope Pius has granted a papal dispensation for the marriage of exiled King Michael of Romania and Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma, reports United Press.
He granted the dispensation during a private audience with former Queen Helen of Romania and Princess Margrethe of Bourbon-Parma, the mothers of the groom and the bride.
Vatican sources state that the "dispensation was necessary" because Michael is a member of the Orthodox Church and Anne is a Roman Catholic. The Pope agreed to the marriage "with the customary condition" that the couple's children will be raised as a Roman Catholics.