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Pope overhauls law annulling marriages

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Vatican City: Pope Francis overhauled the Catholic Church’s process for annulling marriages in an attempt at making the process faster as opposed to the existing system. The new decision calls for the removal of automatic appeals.

Further, the pope has also regulated the practice wherein bishops around the world determine the fundamental law which might have led to the failure of marriage.

Franics’ new document will likely add heat to the debate as three years ago conservatives in Vatican were seeking a more stringent annulment law.

The new law will ensure a complete annulment of the marriage within 45 days. The law will be applicable when both the spouses request an annulment or don’t oppose it or when other proofs make investigations unnecessary.

Moreover, the law also allows the local bishops to take up cases wherein the required the three-judge tribunal isn’t available.

The aim of this refurbished law is to make the process of annulment easier in places wherein there is a lack of manpower to ensure a fully functioning tribunal.

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Survey Shows That More Women Support Live-in Relationships in India

For long the concept and topic of live-in relationships has been taboo in India but the times are changing with a number of women coming out in its support, according to a survey.

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For long the concept and topic of live-in relationships has been taboo in India but the times are changing with a number of women coming out in its support, according to a survey.

Inshorts, a news app, conducted a poll in the second week of May capturing the views of 1.4 lakh netizens — 80 per cent being in the age group of 18-35 years, read a statement.

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According to the survey, more than 80 per cent millennials think that live-in relationships are still considered a taboo in Indian society while more than 47 per cent Indians are of the opinion that marriage is better when choosing between marriage and lifelong live-ins.

More than 80 per cent Indians said that they do support live-ins as a way of life. Out of these, 26 per cent millennials went a step ahead and said that they would choose lifelong live-ins as an option over marriages.

On the other hand, 86 per cent Indians are of the opinion that lust is not the sole reason behind live-ins and more than 45 per cent say that it is more of compatibility testing before marriage.

Night-owl women not for long-term relationships: Study
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In the report, 45 per cent respondents have also said that since Indian society constantly judges unmarried couples staying together, any move by the judiciary to support this will not have any effect on their mindset.

Also Read: Night-owl women not for long-term relationships: Study

Azhar Iqubal, CEO and Co-founder, Inshorts said: “Live-in relationships, even after being legally recognised by the government, is a forbidden subject of discussion in Indian households. Our current survey was focused on capturing the sentiments of our Indian youth on such delicate issues.” (IANS)

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