we come to the crunch. The Philippines
is the ONLY nation that has not legalized
divorce. Dear Philippines, you are God's
light to the world. Now the attacks
of the enemy will intensify even more.
Let all true Catholics stand and be
counted in renewing the family and defending
life. God bless the Philippines.
now only nation in the world without divorce;
Malta gives in 05/29/2011 | 09:46 PM
VALLETTA – Staunchly Catholic
Malta approved the introduction of divorce,
backing the move by a small majority
in a referendum.
referendum outcome is not the one I
wished for, but the will of the majority
will be respected and parliament will
enact legislation for the introduction
of divorce," Prime Minister Lawrence
Gonzi said in a video statement on Sunday.
vote was seen as a test of the influence
of the Roman Catholic Church in a country
where 72 percent of people say they
go to Mass on Sundays and nearly all
marriages are held at the altar.
Mediterranean island of 400,000 people
was one of only two countries not to
allow divorce – the other being
the Philippines. The last country to
legalise divorce was Chile way back
results from Saturday's referendum showed
a majority backing divorce of between
52 percent and 54 percent.
Divorce Movement declared victory and
the anti-divorce movement conceded.
leader Joseph Muscat had said changing
the law was a vote for modernity and
a chance for those with broken marriages
to start afresh.
had said divorce offered “no solutions"
and called for better preparation before
weddings so that the “value of
an indissoluble marriage is bequeathed
to the young."
legislation was proposed in July last
year by Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando, a
member of Gonzi’s own parliamentary
provides for people to become eligible
for divorce after four years of separation.—
Reuters/MRT, GMA News
to me to live is Christ, and to die
is gain." (Phil 1:21)