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Catholic Church sex abuse crisis: 5 possible Vatican changes

Catholic Church sex abuse crisis: 5 possible Vatican changes

Raising the minimum age for marriage

A pair of wedding rings. | (Photo: Wikipedia/Jeff Belmonte)

According to the Vatican, Pope Francis plans to raise the minimum marrying age for girls to 16, which is already the minimum marrying age for boys. Currently, girls as young as 14 can marry.

This change to canon law has already been enacted in some dioceses and parishes within the Catholic Church, according to CNN.

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