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Foreign movies deter youth from marriage, says Philippine prelate

Catholic World News - August 18, 2011

Young people in the Philippines are less likely to become married because of the unnecessarily high cost of weddings and the baneful influence of foreign media, according to one of the nation’s bishops.

“Movies show couples getting married, separating, getting married again, and again, and going their own ways,” said Archbishop Oscar Cruz, who retired as ordinary of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan in 2009 but remains judicial vicar of the national appellate matrimonial tribunal. “As a result a lot of people do not believe in marriage anymore.”

“We really cannot understand why weddings are so expensive; many expenses are not necessary,” he added.

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