Mexico City: The Roman Catholic Church reacted harshly on Friday to a bill proposed by Mexico City legislators that would require all couples to sign a prenuptial agreement specifying how to handle child custody and other issues in case of divorce " and estimating how long the marriage is expected to last.
Sponsors of the bill submitted this week in the city council say the proposal aims to cut down on the lengthy, nasty divorce proceedings choking the capital district's courts, by making potential couples decide about monetary and custody issues by mutual agreement before they get married.
But the bill also says "the duration of the marriage will be bound by the terms that the couple negotiate in the familial agreement, which shall not be less than two years."
Asking a prospective bride to calculate the date of her eventual divorce might seem like throwing a bucket of cold water, instead of a bouquet, at civil marriage proceedings....more
09:28 AM, Oct 02, 2011
Vatican City: The Vatican will unveil the latest instalment in its social media transformation next week - a Facebook page dedicated to the upcoming beatification of Pope John Paul II, officials said. The site, which will link to video highlights of John Paul's 27-year papacy, is designed to promote the May 1 beatification. But it may well continue beyond given the global and enduring interest in the late pontiff, Vatican...
10:46 AM, Mar 14, 2011
Karachi: Pakistan's tainted former skipper Salman Butt has called on the cricket Board (PCB) to appoint senior batsman Misbah-ul-Haq as captain for the World Cup to be held in the subcontinent next month. Butt, who along with pace bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir will have to wait till February 5th to learn his fate in the spot-fixing row, also described flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi as a clueless captain. This...
04:53 PM, Dec 03, 2007