» 07/24/2013, 00.00
Same-sex marriages in Bangladesh: two girls arrested, threatened with life imprisonment
Homosexuality and any kind of union between persons of the same sex is illegal in the country. The young people - aged 16 and 21 year - are runaways. Only once found by the police did they confess to being lesbian, and were arrested.
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Some 27 college students arrested in Dhaka on suspicion of homosexuality
Police surround a community centre over night, holding those arrested for drug possession. For the secretary of the Justice and Peace Commission of the Bishops’ Conference, they should not be prosecuted.
Patriarch Kirill against gay marriage and the dictatorship of free will: "Signs of the Apocalypse"
The leader of the Russian Orthodox Church warns of the danger of reducing those who choose what’s good to repressed minority and approves the law passed by Russia against "homosexual propaganda".
Mixed marriages often do not work, but some mixed couples are happy, Bangladeshi priest says
In the predominantly Muslim country, mixed marriages often fail over financial problems and religious differences. Fr Shorot Francis Gomes, a member of the Worldwide Marriage Encounter, has been helping couples since 2005 to understand the sacrament and mystery of the calling of Jesus within their union.
When wives are set on fire for their dowry
At least 249 women were killed in 2010. Out of anger or vengeance, husbands throw kerosene on their wives and set them on fire. The problem is widespread despite the fact that Islamic law, which is in place in Bangladesh, requires would-be husbands to pay a price for their future wives.
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Dhaka, Islamic-Christian couple: "Coexistence is possible"
Ashim Gomes, Christian, and Munira Islam, Muslim, have been married for 11 years. They have an eight year old daughter, and have chosen to baptize her. The couple speak of their joys and their sorrows at a pastoral meeting organized by the archdiocese. The major disagreements arise when both try to convince the other that their religion is the best.
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