Diocesan Tribunal

The Marriage Nullity Process

Thank you for your interest in the Tribunal of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. We are here to serve all those interested in examining the validity of one’s marriage. Because of the intensely pastoral nature of the Tribunal process, we recommend that you begin by contacting your parish priest. Your parish priest will be the person best able to help you during the entirety of the Tribunal procedure. But, do not hesitate to contact us directly if we can help you in any way.

Gracias por su interés en el Tribunal de la Diócesis de Fort Wayne-South Bend. Si desea comenzar el proceso de anulación matrimonial, póngase en contacto con su párroco. Él le ayudará a iniciar el proceso.

Need More Answers?

Here are some helpful articles from Today’s Catholic.

The Annulment Process – an Act of Mercy

By Anne Therese Stephens, JCL

August 15, 2018

The Annulment Process in Practice: Mary’s Story

By Jodi Marlin

September 25, 2018

Annulments: Answers to Common Questions, Objections & Misconceptions

By Father Jacob Runyon, JCL

November 20, 2018

Additional Resources

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Judicial Vicar and Tribunal Staff

Contact Information

Fort Wayne Office Archbishop Noll Catholic Center
915 South Clinton Street P.O. Box 390
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46801
Phone: (260) 422-4611 Fax: (260) 969-9140

Judicial Vicar:  Rev. Jacob Runyon, JCL, [email protected]
Judges:  Rev. Jacob Runyon, JCL;  Rev. Francis Chukwuma, JCD; Fr. Wimal Jayasuriya, JCD
Promoter of Justice: Rev. Msgr. Bruce Piechocki, JCL
Defender of the Bond:  Heidi Gonzales, JCL
Administrative Assistant:  Janice Brell Ext. 3343
Auditor:  Ellen Becker Ext. 3352
Advocate:  Vicki Ferrier Ext. 3345
Typist:  Christina Hoeffel Ext. 3346