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India: parishes establish fund to promote large families

September 05, 2011

In an effort to counter pressure from the state government to have smaller families, some parishes in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala--the center of Catholicism in the nation since its evangelization by St. Thomas the Apostle--are offering a $225 bonus to families that have a fifth child.

The state is predominantly Hindu; 25% of residents are Muslim, while 19% are Christian.


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