Jul 7, 2016

Divorcees must avoid sex, says U.S. archbishop

The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Philadelphia is closing the door opened by Pope Francis to letting civilly remarried Catholics receive Communion, saying the faithful in his archdiocese can only do so if they abstain from sex and live “as brother and ...

Japan's first lady, Akie Abe, speaks her own mind

Jun 18, 2016

Japan's first lady, Akie Abe, speaks her own mind

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has outlasted those that scoffed at his return to power as leader of the conservative Liberal Democratic Party in 2012. And yet while the prime minister appears to have established himself as an increasingly dominant force in domestic politics over ...

Pope's comments on modern marriage raise storm of criticism

Jun 17, 2016

Pope's comments on modern marriage raise storm of criticism

Pope Francis has said the “great majority” of Catholic marriages being celebrated today are invalid because couples do not fully realize it is a lifetime commitment, drawing sharp criticism from Church conservatives. The pope, who has come under fire before for making spontaneous comments ...

Pressure grows on India to do more against marital rape

Jun 1, 2016

Pressure grows on India to do more against marital rape

Almost immediately after Deepti’s wedding at a traditional ceremony in the Indian capital, the horrific abuse began — behind closed doors at the hands of her husband. “He was brutal. He forcefully had sex with me even when I was admitted sick to hospital,” ...

Johnny Depp's wife files for divorce in Los Angeles

May 26, 2016

Johnny Depp's wife files for divorce in Los Angeles

Johnny Depp’s wife has filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences after 15 months of marriage. Amber Depp, an actress known as Amber Heard, filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court and is seeking spousal support from the Oscar-nominated actor. Heard listed their date ...

May 25, 2016

South Korean court rejects same-sex marriage lawsuit

A lawsuit filed by a prominent gay film director and his partner seeking legal status for their same-sex marriage was rejected by a South Korean district court on Wednesday in the first case of its kind. Movie director Kim Jho Gwang-soo and his long-time ...