Friday 19 October 2012

Celibate Indian priests turn matchmakers

Matrimonial website run by Catholic priests gains popularity in Kerala, helping Christians to find partners.

Priesthood in the Catholic Church is synonymous with celibacy, but that hasn't prevented some priests in the southern Indian state of Kerala from hooking up men and women for conjugal life.

The "men of the cloth" have set up a matrimonial website exclusively for the Christian community, discounting popular belief that the clergy knows little - or nothing - about the intricacies of love and marriage.

Directly managed by Catholic priests, the portal is the "most trustworthy and reliable" when it comes to matchmaking, according to Subin George, an assistant professor at a polytechnic college in Angamali, who found his wife through the service. 

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