I can’t imagine that he was allowed to marry Callista in the Church... much less ENTER the Church without having everything from his past cleared up. If it’s true that his first marriage is valid and undissolved then I am truly appalled (but maybe not as surprised as I should be).
Both Newt’s marriages were annulled. The second was annulled on the grounds that the first one hadn’t been annulled when the second one was contracted. Don’t know about the grounds for the first one, but a relationship that started with a 16-yo boy dating his 24-yo math teacher certainly has the potential for some questions to be asked.
Well if you can confirm that the first marriage was annuled, I’d be interested in finding this. I was asked a question some time ago, and the references refer to the second marriage, not the first.