Church-goers pray at the Baclaran Church in Manila. The Philippines is the Catholic Church’s heartland in Asia, with divorce and abortion remaining illegal. Photo: Agence France-Presse

‘I almost died’: abused Filipino women dream that divorce will become legal

The Philippines lower house of congress took a step towards the legalisation of divorce, but the effort is likely to sink in the senate

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Church-goers pray at the Baclaran Church in Manila. The Philippines is the Catholic Church’s heartland in Asia, with divorce and abortion remaining illegal. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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