Thiruvananthapuram, India, Nov 20, 2019 / 16:03 pm
The Catholic Church in Kerala is hoping to help widows in India - who often suffer from social stigmas - through its new matchmaking website.
This fall, the Family Commission of the Kerala Catholic Bishops Council launched prolifemarry.com. The website will help match individuals hoping to marry. One of its major goals is to help widowed women, especially those ages 35-45, find a new husband.
Father Paul Madassery, family commission secretary for the bishops' council, described the shame that widowed women often face in the country. He expressed hope that use of the marriage website will help reduce this stigma.
"We want to empower widows who are emotionally, socially, financially, physically and mentally affected after the death of their spouse," he told The Logical Indian.