This book is a research study of the marital procedure and the Tribunal Ministry. It focuses primarily on the pastoral component of law and practice. The book’s goal is to demonstrate that the tribunal ministry is not just judicial but also pastoral. The first section discusses the history of the nullity process, and the second section delves into the main theme. The author has brought out the church’s teachings on the pastoral role of tribunal ministers and the areas where tribunal officials could implement it. The third section is about jurisprudence, and the author has chosen and critically analyzed a few cases. In conclusion, he beautifully provides practical tips to tribunal officials on how to depict a pastoral attitude in the tribunal.
This book will be a valuable source of information for tribunal ministers and especially Canon Law students who are also being trained to work in the tribunal, so that they understand their role from the start and make this ministry more like a therapeutic process, healing the wounds of rejection, betrayal, and traumatic experience of their broken marriage.