Phone: 216-696-6525

Toll Free: 1-800-869-6525

Address: 1404 East 9th Street, Cleveland, OH 44114

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For questions about declarations of invalidity in general or specific to your own situation, we recommend that you direct these inquries firstly to your local parish priest, deacon or pastoral minister.

If you need to contact the Tribunal directly with questions, please use one of the following means:

Telephone: 216-696-6525
(Toll-free in Ohio 1-869-6525; Toll-free outside Ohio 1-800-676-4431) 
Dial extension 4000 after using any of the above numbers. 

Our offices are closed December 22 to January 1, inclusive. We reopen on January 2, 2024.

Usual office hours: 8 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, excluding holidays. Voicemail messages may be left 24/7. Please be prepared to give your case number, if applicable. 

Diocese of Cleveland Tribunal
1404 East Ninth Street, 7th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114-2555
Fax: 216-696-3226

Ministers of the Tribunal

Most Rev. Edward C. Malesic, M.Div., J.C.L, D.D. – Bishop of Cleveland
Rev. Gary D. Yanus, M.Div., J.C.D. – Judicial Vicar
Rev. Richard Bona, M.A., M. Div., J.C.D. – Adjunct Judicial Vicar
Rev. Charles Strebler, M.A., M.Div., J.C.L. – Adjunct Judicial Vicar
Mr. Vincent Gardiner, M.A., M.A., J.C.L. – Judge
Ms. Lynette M. Tait, M.A., M.C.L., J.C.L. – Judge
Rev. Joseph A. Bacevice, M.Div. – Defender of the Bond
Mr. Carl A. Caldwell, M.A., J.C.B. – Defender of the Bond
Rev. Timothy J. Roth, M.A, M.Div., J.C.L. – Defender of the Bond
Mrs. Kristen L. Craig, J.D. – Auditor
Mrs. Mollie Kulig, M.A. – Auditor
Rev. Adam A. Zajac, M.A., M.Div. – Auditor
Mrs. Lee Ann Calvert – Office Manager / Notary
Mrs. Amanda L. Hockenberry – Administrative Support / Notary

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The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland is dedicated to serving the mission of the Church. We welcome all questions via phone or email inquiry.

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