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Iraqi guilty of beating wife to death in US

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A US jury found an Iraqi man guilty Thursday of beating his wife to death in their California home because she wanted a divorce, in what was initially thought to be a hate crime.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

House won’t allow abortion bill – Speaker Belmonte

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said the House of Representatives would not allow an abortion bill, allaying fears that such legislation would follow the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) law.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

More than 1,000 couples marry in Nigeria mass wedding

Brides attend a wedding feast at the Kano state governor's office after taking part in a mass wedding at the central mosque in Nigeria's second city of Kano on December 19, 2013. More than 1,000 Muslim couples tied the knot at the mass wedding, part of a government programme aimed at promoting stable families. The elaborate event at the city's central mosque included 1,111 previously divorced women and an equal number of men, many of whom had also been married before. AFP

More than 1,000 Muslim couples tied the knot at a mass wedding Thursday in Nigeria’s second city of Kano, part of a government program aimed at promoting stable families.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Vatican rule denying communion to re-married divorcees applies in PH

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Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Canon law expert Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz on Wednesday said the Vatican rule, prohibiting communion for those who remarried after divorce or annulment, applies to Filipino Catholics.

Posted: October 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pope urges more understanding for homosexuality and divorce

Pope Francis. AP

Pope Francis on Thursday urged “mercy” for homosexuals, divorced people and women who have abortions, saying the Catholic Church had to show understanding for the real conditions of people’s lives.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Russia’s Putin, wife announce divorce

Russian President Vladimir Putin. AP FILE PHOTO

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila Thursday announced their divorce after three decades of marriage, in a stunning revelation that ended years of speculation about their union.

Posted: June 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

House not likely to give divorce bill priority—Belmonte

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Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr.: Why the rush? INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Despite the passage of the Reproductive Health Law, another potentially divisive legislative measure strongly opposed by the Catholic Church would not be a priority in the House of Representatives in the coming 16th Congress.

Posted: June 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pro-RH bet tells Pampanga bishop he’s vs divorce

TEAM PNoy senatorial candidate Sonny Angara kisses the hand of Archbishop Paciano Aniceto during a visit to the Pampanga prelate. E.I. REYMOND T. OREJAS/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara, one of the candidates pilloried by the Church for supporting the reproductive health (RH) law, has promised Archbishop Paciano Aniceto that he would not support the passage of a divorce bill.

Posted: April 26th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Angara vows not to support divorce bill

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Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara has promised Archbishop Paciano Aniceto that he would not support the passage of a divorce bill.

Posted: April 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Risa Hontiveros: Time to discuss divorce

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Risa Hontiveros. INQUIRER.net file photo

People should start talking about divorce in the Philippines in light of the growing number of cases of marital abuse and child beatings, former Akbayan Representative Risa Hontiveros told the Philippine Daily Inquirer in a recent telephone interview.

Posted: February 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

2,500 Catholics launch campaign vs RH law in Bacolod

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Kapatiran senatorial candidate JC de los Reyes

About 2,500 Catholics joined a Mass at the San Sebastián Cathedral in Bacolod City on Sunday to launch a campaign against the reproductive health (RH) law.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Divorce? No way, stresses Malacañang

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President Benigno Aquino III will not touch the divorce question with a 10-foot pole. Divorce is not just low on the Aquino administration radar, it is not on its radar screen at all, Palace officials have stressed repeatedly.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Divorce battle starts in House; 2 bills filed

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House of Representatives. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Lawmakers appear to be on a collision course over efforts to introduce a divorce law in the country, with two completely opposite bills pending in the House of Representatives.

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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