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Vatican opens door to divorced leaders' new spouses

Vatican City - Vatican protocol has been rewritten to enable divorced Catholic leaders and their new spouses to be received jointly by Pope Francis, Holy See sources confirmed on Thursday.

Pope says Church stance on marriage not up for review at synod

Vatican City - Pope Francis has told bishops taking part in a Church review of family teachings that its stance on the indissolubility of marriage was not up for discussion, despite hopes of an opening towards remarried divorced people.

New York Catholics pray for synod divorce reforms

New York - New York Catholics basking in the glow of Pope Francis's recent visit are hoping that the imminent synod at the Vatican will make remarried divorcees more accepted by the church.

After winning the lottery, man divorces wife

A man in China won hundreds of thousands of dollars after purchasing a lottery ticket. he then picked up his winnings, but first he divorced his wife.

Pope urged to condemn gay unions as unnatural

Vatican City - Nearly half a million Catholics have signed a petition urging Pope Francis to condemn same sex unions as unnatural and rule out allowing divorced believers who remarry to receive communion, organisers claim.

Nigerian granted divorce over wife's 'late meals'

Lagos - A Nigerian court granted a 57-year-old man a divorce after hearing that his wife often brought his meals to him too late in the evening, local media reported on Thursday.

No Doubt's Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale file for divorce

On August 3, it was announced that No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani and her husband, Gavin Rossdale, have filed for divorce.

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert file for divorce

Country music's power-couple, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, are calling it quits after four years of marriage. They have filed for divorce.

Siblings sent to JDC for refusing relationship with their father

Detroit - A trio of Detroit, Mich. siblings have been ordered to a juvenile detention facility for reportedly refusing to dine with their Dad.

Wife divorces husband who won't abandon son with Down syndrome

Yerevan - A woman, who gave birth to a son with Down syndrome, filed for divorce from her husband because she wanted to abandon the baby but her husband refused. She wanted to abandon the baby because she thought keeping him would bring "shame" to her family.

Saudi groom divorces bride after she removes veil, shows her face

Medina - A Saudi Arabian groom divorced his bride on their wedding day after seeing her face for the first time. The groom saw his bride's face for the first time when she lifted her veil in preparation for photographs to be taken.

Pope urges bishops to 'speak freely' at family synod

- Pope Francis urged bishops to be frank and not afraid to "speak freely" as a synod on the thorny subject of Catholic teachings on the family opened in Rome on Monday.

Pope backs reform as Church begins review on family, marriage

- Pope Francis on Sunday issued a strong signal of support for reform of the Catholic Church's approach to marriage, cohabitation and divorce as bishops began a landmark review of teaching on the family.

Pope breaks taboo by marrying couples who lived 'in sin'

- A single mother, people who have been married before and couples who have been living together "in sin" were married by Pope Francis in a taboo-challenging ceremony at the Vatican on Sunday.

Man divorces wife because she wanted a lot of sex

Some people file for divorce because they say they are in a sexless marriage, but a guy in India was granted a divorce because his wife wanted too much sex.

After almost 62 years a married couple passes away together

Bakersfield - Don and Maxine Simpson had what anyone would call a lasting relationship. After 61 years and a few months of marriage both passed away together, within four hours of each other.

Newly-single Antonio Banderas buys penthouse in Málaga, Spain

Now that Antonio Banderas is to be single again, he has chosen to buy himself the perfect penthouse in the center of his home town of Málaga. He will be spending much more time in Spain in the future. Melanie Griffith, for her part, is out and about.

Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith to untie the knot

Los Angeles - Yes, ladies, there is hope for us yet. Apparently Antonio Banderas and long-time wife, Melanie Griffith have mutually consented to a divorce. Their 18-year marriage is sadly officially at an end.

Russian tycoon learns the cost of love — $4.5 billion

Geneva - If he didn't have so much money, the divorce case probably would have come out differently. But he did -- and it didn't.

Pope urges sympathy for failed love in divorce debate

- Pope Francis on Friday said couples whose marriages fail should be "accompanied" and not "condemned", wading into a debate on divorce that is testing his promise to put the Church in touch with modern life."When love fails, and it fails many times, we ...

My husband left — God never did Special

Jeanie Holzmacher has survived divorce because she has depended upon God. How she made it through until today is her testimony that God hears the mother who cries to Him.

Khloé Kardashian files for divorce from NBA star Lamar Odom

Los Angeles - It's official. After all the drama on and off the TV screen, Khloé Kardashian has finally filed for divorce from NBA star Lamar Odom, according to court documents filed Friday with the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Video: Americans react to fake report of Obamas getting divorced

A video surfaced of a media personality walking the streets to gauge the reaction of Americans to fake news of President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle getting a divorce after 21 years of marriage.

Op-Ed: The Shellie Zimmerman traveling divorce tour hits the Today Show

New York - It's rather difficult for the dispassionate observer to find someone to root for in the divorce proceedings between Shellie Zimmerman and her maybe, but might not be, abusive acquitted killer of Trayvon Martin, husband George.

Spanish judge orders split of divorce couple's home

Seville - A judge in Seville has found the ideal way to settle a property dispute in a divorce case. She says that the property must be split into two separate living spaces - the wife upstairs and the husband on the ground floor.

George Zimmerman's wife, Shellie, files for divorce

Sanford - George Zimmerman's wife, Shellie, filed for divorce Thursday evening, just a week after appearing on national television about her strained marriage and pleading guilty to perjury.

Arguing about money a top predictor for divorce

If you find yourself in a financial argument with your spouse, you just might be headed for divorce, finds a new study. Couples who argue amount money matters, especially early in a relationship, are predictably more likely to divorce later.

Video: Wife 'hires hitman' to kill husband, 'easier than divorce'

A chilling video was played in a court showing a smiling woman, Julia Charlene Merfeld, 20, of Michigan, attempting to hire a hitman to kill her husband. She did not realize that the "hitman" was an undercover police officer.

Vladimir Putin announces divorce

Russian president Vladimir Putin says his wife could no longer put up with his highly public lifestyle and heavy workload. His wife Lyudmila confirmed, saying, "Our marriage is over because we hardly ever see each other."

Op-Ed: Your husband commits insider trading — Now what?

There could be a bull market for divorce lawyers from marriages falling apart due to financial fraud or insider trading by a spouse.
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Robert F. Kennedy  Jr. during a speech in Urbana  Illinois  in 2007
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. during a speech in Urbana, Illinois, in 2007
Couples that argue about money are at high risk for divorce  finds researchers.
Couples that argue about money are at high risk for divorce, finds researchers.
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EXPENSIVE TASTES: Russian Federation billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev has been ordered to pay his wife ...
EXPENSIVE TASTES: Russian Federation billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev has been ordered to pay his wife, Elena, $4.5 billion in divorce proceedings. The decision by a court in Geneva is expected to be appealed.
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Marriage is losing ground with Americans old and young
Marriage is losing ground with Americans old and young
Jeanie Holzmacher
Jeanie Holzmacher

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