Pope Francis' Process:

Please read the following documents and forms in the order posted.

Outline for Processes

Terms Used in Marriage Cases

Grounds of Invalidity of Consent

Basic Data Form

Petitioner's Good-Faith Efforts to Locate Former Spouse

Forms can be completed on your computer if you have the software and can use it, or printed and completed by hand (neatly!).

All forms and documents at your discretion can be returned:

1. As a scanned attachment to an email to: pthomas@diocesealex.org. A tiff or pdf/a format is preferred. 

2. By confidential FAX to (318) 767-0872

3. By delivery to: 

The Tribunal
St. Joseph Catholic Center
4400 Coliseum Blvd.
Alexandria, LA 71303-3513

4. By mail to: 

The Tribunal
St. Joseph Catholic Center
PO Box 7417
Alexandria, LA 71306-0417


 Make certain that all documents are included with the Basic Data Form as requested or provide an explanation. If you need help, contact Kathy at kcole@diocesealex.org or (318) 445-6424 x200.

5. Assessment of Previous Marital Consent: After complying with the requirements above including getting all your paperwork to the Tribunal, now click on the link below. It will take you to another website. This Assessment will allow Dr. Kneipp to study your case. It is the primary tool that makes it possible for us to serve you promptly and well.

It should take you about 45 minutes to complete this Assessment online. There are no trick questions. Just answer with the first thing that comes to mind. 

It is not accessible to anyone other than Tribunal personnel. When you have finished the Assessment, you will be returned to this page. That means the Assessment has been automatically submitted. Please do not call to inquire.

It may take some time, up to a month to process the initial paperwork. Then, you should hear from us. If not, do contact Kathy: kcole@diocesealex.org or (318) 445-6424 x200.

So, please take the Assessment now. You must work on it from the same mobile phone, tablet or PC, but you may start and stop (you can either get back to the same place using your browser history or by clicking on the link on this webpage again). If you switch devices, you will have to start over on the new device. If have any problem, contact Kathy: kcole@diocesealex.org or (318) 445-6424 x200.

Here is the link: Assessment of Previous Marital Consent