This means that civil divorcés cannot remarry in a Catholic marriage while their spouse is alive.In the area of nullity, religions and the state often apply different rules.
In Judaism, marriage is so important that remaining unmarried is deemed unnatural..
Different religions have different beliefs as regards the breakup of marriage.
For example, the Roman Catholic Church believes that marriage is a sacrament and a valid marriage between two baptized persons cannot be broken by any other means than death.
As with all sacraments, it is seen as having been instituted by Jesus himself (see Gospel of Matthew 19:1–2, Catechism of the Catholic Church §1614–1615).
In the Eastern Orthodox Church, it is one of the Mysteries, and is seen as an ordination and a martyrdom.