- Jul 6, 2020
With waves of arrests, Pakistani investigators are trying to unravel trafficking networks that convince impoverished Pakistanis to marry off their daughters to Chinese men for cash, and they say evidence is growing that many of the women and girls are sold into prostitution once in China.
Hundreds of Pakistani girls have been married off to Chinese men in return for cash payments to their families, most of them Christians, a community that is among the poorest of the poor in the country.
Italian bishops deliver excuses on streamlining marriage annulments and reducing the number of dioceses, but bring results on child protection.
Ireland should do more to support marriage, instead of making it easier to get a divorce, says Bishop Denis Nulty.
Pope Francis on Monday read bishops the riot act for failing to implement a revised marriage annulment procedure he rolled out in 2015, saying that after four years, most dioceses have not applied the new process.