Catherine Coppari, left, and Max Lipkin are seen working on their wedding invitations in 2011. The interfaith couple planned to bless the rings in keeping with Coppari's Roman Catholic background, and break a glass in keeping with Lipkin's Jewish heritage. (Mary Altaffer/Associated Press)
As Catholics await the appointment of a new pope, CBC News is working on several features about the changing composition of faith communities in Canada.
We're interested in hearing the stories of couples who have different religious traditions - particularly if both partners, or their families, are very religious.
Most married couples or common-law partners in Canada have the same religious affiliation, but the number of partnerships that are inter-religious is on the rise.
There are at least 2.7 million Canadians married to someone from a different religious group, according to the latest census-based Statistics Canada study released in 2006.
That's up from 15 per cent in the 1981 census. More than half of these interfaith unions were between Catholics and Protestants.
These pairings were also more common among younger, urban couples.
Are religious differences necessarily a source of tension, or can the blend not only survive, but thrive? If you're part of an interfaith couple - or someone who is - we would love to hear from you!
Please email your 200-word story and a selection of your best photos together to email@example.com with the subject line "interfaith love," or join the CBC community to upload your story directly.
We will be compiling the most interesting stories for an interactive magazine, like this one.
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