Can a Catholic Priest or Nun get a Civil Marriage (no sexual relations)?


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Since a civil marriage is not viewed as legitimate by the Catholic Church, could a Catholic Priest hypothetically get a Civil Marriage (assuming no sexual relations) without it being considered a sin?

This is (obviously) purely hypothetical. I was wondering if it would be possible for Catholic Priests and Nuns to use Civil Marriage as a loophole to provide citizenship to others.

Because this would be a hilarious and awesome way to rebel against the Trump Administration, haha (albeit, establishing that such a marriage is Bona Fide would be a legal challenge practically speaking)
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