India diocese withdraws ad for larger families

Thiruvananthapuram: A Catholic diocese in Kerala, India, has withdrawn an advertisement in local media to encourage its people to raise large families, the India news service reported.

Irinjalakuda diocese in Thrissur district has withdrawn its announcement of  a reward of 1,000 rupees (US$ 17)  for the fourth child in a family. The diocese would pay the amount until the child reaches 20 years. Church-managed institutions would sponsor the child’s education.

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