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Getting Started

 


 All canonical inquiries should be addressed to the Director of the Office of Canonical Affairs,

Mr. Mark Raper, JCL, MCL, at 208-344-1344. 

 

The Office of Canonical Affairs cannot receive e-mail regarding

canonical matters due to issues of confidentiality.


  

Petitions for decrees of nullity may be obtained from recognized Diocesan Tribunal advocates. These persons include all priests and deacons in the diocese, as well as more than fifty lay persons specially trained in this work. All advocates are parish based, and persons should contact their local parish for more information and the necessary paperwork in order to present a petition.

 

A variety of processes are available to deal with these petitions. Cases presented to the Diocesan Tribunal take from approximately one year to as little as six weeks, depending on the particular case process that may be used and the complexity of the facts.

 

For your convenience, Tribunal Petitions are available for downloading on this website.  Petitions cannot be accepted via email.  No electronic submissions can be accepted. Please print and mail.  Before submitting your petition, you must still meet with your parish based advocate.

 

 Tribunal Petition  English Spanish
 Lack of Form Petition  English Spanish

 


  

Click here to print or save a pdf of the "Getting Started" information above.

 


  
 

Judicial Vicar

V. Rev. Henry Carmona, JV, JCL

 

Director

Mr. Mark L. Raper, JCL, MCL

Case Manager

Ms. Colleen Cunningham

Case Manager

Marisela Baca

 

 


  

Phone:   (208) 344-1344     Fax:  (208) 344-1772 

 

 

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Getting Started

 

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