trickeries of unscrupulous professional men cases were presented to you already fundamentally altered in their juridical truth, with unfounded motives, inconclusive evidence, bribed witnesses, forged or manipulated documents.
"In this preparatory %tate, therefore, great wisdom and prudenCe is needed on your part, the courage of truth will be needed to warn the spouses, or whoever the parties are, that they cannot cheat the Divine Judge."
The Pope told the judges that: "Cases lacking every foundation, or manifestly based on false evidence, or on facts that are true but juridically irrelevant, must be rejected with courageous firmness."
He said laxity on the part of the judges in the opening stages could induce the parties to dangerous delusions, to useless expenses and to concrete harm by closing the door to a more equitable solution.
But in the same way,. the Pope said, "You will avoid excessive rigour that denies the parties reasonable confidence, with thc danger of hampering those who are right and harmfully affecting even their ,eternal salvation." — B.U.P.