» 04/21/2017, 15.01
Melani Manel Perera
Sri Lankan woman convert from Buddhism to become a Catholic bride with great joy
Dilani Dharshani, 25, has a Buddhist father and a Catholic mother. She grew up going to Mass with her mother, and praying in her own unique way. Her path to conversion lasted more than a year under a nun’s guidance. She is looking forward to becoming "the daughter of God".
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.
Dubious proposal to lower marriage age to 18
India’s Law Commission wants to lower the age of marriage for men from 21 to 18 like for women. Its goal is to erase child marriage and its abuses. An expert argues that tinkering with the law to fight abuses will not work; what is needed are better structures and health care.
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Tunisia: Muslim women are free to marry non-Muslims
Before they had to submit a certificate that documented the conversion to Islam of their promised bridegroom. Tunisia in the forefront of human rights: freedom of conscience and greater protection for women.
Obama's victory worries the markets, but strengthens the gay marriage
Mitt Romney concedes defeat. Asian markets are almost immobile. Concern about the "fiscal cliff": the increase in taxes and the U.S. debt ceilings to be decided at the end of 2012. Same-sex marriage legalized at the polls in Maine and Maryland.
Christian girl abducted, converted and forced to marry a Muslim in Lahore
The family of Samariya Nadeem staged a protest this morning in front of the city's press club. For the past three weeks, their 16-year-old daughter has been in the hands of a wealthy landowner. As police and the authorities fail to free her, the Catholic Church calls for justice on the family's behalf. But for Muslim cleric, it is "not illegal to abduct and convert non-Muslims".
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