Lilongwe, Malawi, Aug 12, 2017 / 03:23 am
Divorce rates in Malawi have increased in the past few years, leading the local Catholic Church to emphasize the importance of family life and marriage preparation.
"The family is under attack by many influences which the church must take seriously and address them," said Bishop Peter Musikuwa of Chikwawa, in an interview with The Nation at the first National Family Conference.
"These days, there is an increase in the number of divorce cases because our youth are getting married before they are fully prepared."
The Nation found that 722 divorce petitions were filed at the Senior Resident Magistrate and the Chief Resident Magistrate in the capital city of Lilongwe from January-October in 2015.