- Sep 19, 2020
Catholic leaders in Kenya, where about 9 million of the country’s 47.6 million people are Catholic, oppose the practice of polygamy, which was legalized in the country in 2014.
According to a recent poll, polygamy’s approval rating has steadily increased 10 percent since 2003. The study also found that though polygamy is often found in fundamentalist sects of religion, it grew most of its acceptance from non-religious people.
As a major conference on Africa gets set to open in Rome, the principal organizer, Nigerian Father Paulinus Odozor, says the debate over Communion for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics unleashed by ‘Amoris Laetitia’ is already settled in Africa — and that the answer is ‘no.’
The founder of Italy’s main Islamic organization says that since the country now recognizes civil unions for same-sex couples, there’s no reason that polygamous relationships shouldn’t also be afforded legal protection.
ROME — As the 2015 Synod of Bishops nears its end, it seems increasingly clear that on many matters, including the contested issue of Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried, the prelates gathered in Rome may not find consensus and thus will basically leave it up to Pope Francis.
ROME — Supposedly Pope Paul VI once flirted with the idea of naming patriarchs for each of the world’s continents, as a step towards greater local control. Although the concept never went anywhere, if it had a strong contender for Africa over the past couple of decades, it probably would