Dating a non catholic
The most cited reasons by leaders for why Catholics do not get married in the Church were a lack of knowledge about the faith and a lack of connection to Christ and the Church.
For the majority of family historians searching for their ancestors since 1845/1864, the details in the infographic above will be sufficient to guide them to the relevant records of births, marriages and deaths. If your family came from counties Antrim, Armagh, Derry-Londonderry, Down, Fermanagh or Tyrone, you'll find GRONI's online service for Northern Irish civil registration records quicker and easier to use.
(While in canon law a bishop can allow a wedding "to be celebrated in another suitable place" other than the parish church [canon 1118], generally permission is not given for an outdoor wedding.) Other couples are unaware of the process regarding interchurch and interreligious marriages, when a Catholic marries a non-Catholic Christian or unbaptized person.
Finances can also present an obstacle when couples dream of a big Church wedding.
Situated at a strategic point between Europe, Asia, and Africa, and the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity, the region has a long and tumultuous history as a crossroads for religion, culture, commerce, and politics.
The Palestine region or parts of it have been controlled by numerous different peoples and regional powers, including the Canaanites, Amorites, Ancient Egyptians, Israelites, Moabites, Ammonites, Tjeker, Philistines, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, ancient Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, different dynasties of the Early Muslim period (Umayads, Abbasids, Seljuqs, Fatimids), Crusaders, Late Muslim dynasties (Ayyubids, Mamluks, Ottoman Turks), the British, Jordanians (1948–1967, on the "West Bank") and Egyptians (in Gaza), and modern Israelis and Palestinians.
They also survive intact - and it's not often that can be said of Irish genealogy records!