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Pope Francis on Monday extended indefinitely to all Roman Catholic priests the power to forgive abortion, a right previously reserved for bishops or special confessors in most parts of the world. Fran...
In a major setback for child rights in Pakistan this month, a bill to ban underage marriage -- the Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Bill 2014 -- was withdrawn at the last minute because of the pressure from the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII). Sadly, it looks like the law will not be protecting children in Pakistan any time soon, but this is not the only country in South Asia in which this dubious "tradition" continues to be perpetuated.
This article is from Open Magazine. By Madhavankutty Pillai On 25 February 2013, Father Kidangathazhe Sebastian got on a bus to Ernakulam at the town of Chalakudy. At a midway stop in Perumbavoor, a...