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Civil and religious marriage

Civil marriage is the only type of marriage recognised by the law; although it may be included in the religious one (in the cases of the Catholic Church and the churches from Aliança Evangélica). Otherwise, according to the Criminal Code, the minister of a religion cannot conduct a religious ceremony of marriage without being presented beforehand with the civil marriage certificate.

28 September 2012