From the July 1972 magazine.

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Grounds for Annulment

ROME--The Vatican dissolved marriages for the first time last year on the ground that one or both partners were drug addicts or alcoholics.

Decisions by the Roman Catholic-Church's court of appeals for marriage trials, the Sacra Rota Romana, were disclosed in the annual Vatican report on the activities of the Holy See.

In 1970, only half a dozen annulments were granted on grounds of some form of psychopathy. Last year, these were made to include schizophrenia, paranoia, hysteria, obsessive neurosis, sexual monomania, drug addiction, alcoholism, and an excessive attachment to...

-- New York Times