More than half of Filipino Catholics have not married under Catholic rites, according to a survey conducted by the Catholic Church-run station Radio Veritas, a figure that a church monsignor described as “very alarming.” It is uncertain if the survey, which the radio station called a “truth survey,” demonstrates the diminishing hold that the church has on the Filipino population. According to the radio station, many couples forsake a church wedding because of the expense of the ceremony. The original survey, in Tagalog, can be found

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