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Religious marriages


Definition:

Marriages based on the internal law of the churches or the religious associations, contracted on the basis of canonic law subordinate the civil Polish laws and result in the same civil and law consequences as marriages contracted in the local civil status offices



The religious marriages with civil law consequences may be contracted only in following ten churches and one religious association: the Catholic Church, the Polish Autocephalous Orthodox Church, the Lutheran Church, the Reformed Church, the Evangelical Methodist Church, the Baptist Church, the Seventh Day Adventist Church, the Polish Catholic Church, the Union of Jewish Communities, the Mariavite Church, the Pentecostal Church


Source:
  • The Act of 13 May 1994 on Relation of the State to the Lutheran Church in the Republic of Poland
    Place of publication: (Dz. U. z 2015 r. poz. 43)
  • The Act of 13 May 1994 on Relation of the State to the Reformed Church in the Republic of Poland
    Place of publication: (Dz. U. z 2015 r. poz. 483)
  • Act of 17 May 1989 on Relations Between the State and the Catholic Church in the Republic of Poland
    Place of publication: (Dz. U. z 2013 r. poz. 1169, z późn. zm.)
  • The Act of 20 February 1997 on Relation of the State to the Jewish religious communities in the Republic of Poland
    Place of publication: (Dz. U. z 2014 r. poz. 1798)
  • The Act of 20 February 1997 on Relation of the State to the Catholic Church in the Republic of Poland
    Place of publication: (Dz. U. z 2015 r. poz. 44)
  • The Act of 20 February 1997 on Relation of the State to the Mariavite Church in the Republic of Poland
    Place of publication: (Dz. U. z 2015 r. poz. 14)
  • The Act of 20 February 1997 on Relation of the State to the Pentecostal Church in the Republic of Poland
    Place of publication: (Dz. U. z 2015 r. poz. 13)
  • The Act of 21 April 1936 on Relation of the State to the Karaim Religious Union in the Republic of Poland
    Place of publication: (Dz. U. z 1936 r. poz. 241, z późn. zm.)
  • The Act of 21 April 1936 on Relation of the State to the Muslim Religious Union in the Republic of Poland
    Place of publication: (Dz. U. z 1936 r. poz. 240, z późn. zm.)
  • Act of 25 February 1964 - Family and Guardianship Code
    Place of publication: (Dz. U. z 2017 r. poz. 682, z późn. zm.)
  • Act of 28 November 2014, the Vital Records Law
    Place of publication: (Dz.U. 2021 poz. 709, z późn. zm.)
  • The Act of 30 June 1995 on Relation of the State to the Seventh Day Adventist Church in the Republic of Poland
    Place of publication: (Dz. U. z 2014 r. poz. 1889)
  • The Act of 30 June 1995 on Relation of the State to the Baptist Church in the Republic of Poland
    Place of publication: (Dz. U. z 2015 r. poz. 169)
  • The Act of 30 June 1995 on Relation of the State to the Evangelical Methodist Church in the Republic of Poland
    Place of publication: (Dz. U. z 2014 r. poz. 1712)
  • The Act of 30 June 1995 on Relation of the State to the Polish Catholic Church in the Republic of Poland
    Place of publication: (Dz. U. z 2014 r. poz. 1599)
  • The Act of 4 July 1991 on Relation of the State to the Polish Autocephalous Orthodox Church in the Republic of Poland
    Place of publication: (Dz. U. z 2014 r. poz. 1726)

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Karina Stelmach
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