Marriage and betrothal in the papal letters from Liber Extra through Liber Sextus
Mgr. Oksana Bandrovska, Ph.D will present Betrothal according to the Decretum Gratiani commentary Huguccio's Summa decretorum
Betrothal in the Liber Extra and Liber Sextus is elaborated to a great extent. The Popes, while responding to the practical cases about validity of betrothals/marriages etc., sometimes tend not to draw a clear line between e.g desponsatio de praesenti and matrimonium per se. Such Popes as e.g. Pope Gregory IX or Pope Boniface VIII have the strict paradigm how they solve cases about engagement or marriage; some Popes, though, such as Pope Alexander III rather tend not to have a single system, which allows him to solve the cases based on one betrothal/marriage paradigm as he elaborates on cases and solves them from cases to case, without the elaborated system.