Code of Canon Law
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CHAPTER VII. Marriage Celebrated Secretly
Can. 1130 For a grave and urgent cause, the local ordinary can permit a marriage to be celebrated secretly.
Can. 1131 Permission to celebrate a marriage secretly entails the following:
1/ the investigations which must be conducted before the marriage are done secretly;
2/ the local ordinary, the one assisting, the witnesses, and the spouses observe secrecy about the marriage
Can. 1132 The obligation of observing the secrecy mentioned in can. 1131, n. 2 ceases on the part of the local
ordinary if grave scandal or grave harm to the holiness of marriage is imminent due to the observance of the secret;
this is to be made known to the parties before the celebration of the marriage.
Can. 1133 A marriage celebrated secretly is to be noted only in a special register to be kept in the secret archive of