For a mixed-marriage between a Catholic and a non-Catholic to work well it is important that the couple embraces what is common between their respective faith traditions and “to learn from each other the way in which each lives in fidelity to Christ,” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1634).
This can be very difficult and trying, but can be overcome by mutual respect.
The Catholic Church does not forbid Catholics from marrying people who are not Catholic.
It has been the practice of the Church to marry non-Catholics and Catholics for quite some time.
Attempting to convert one’s spouse can be interpreted as hostile and could lead to discord in the marriage.
One of the reasons that the Church exists is to safeguard the souls of those in its care.
In his first official speech in Myanmar on Tuesday, the head of the Catholic Church refrained from using the word Rohingya.
In the capital Naypyidaw, however, he cautioned that "every ethnic group" must be respected.
Conflict, he said, must be resolved through dialogue, not violence.
Prior to these remarks, Pope Francis met with various religious representatives in Rangoon, where he called for the "wealth of our differences" to be acknowledged in religious and ethnic questions.