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Vatican prelate: family life threatened in Africa

Catholic World News - July 17, 2014

The president of the Pontifical Council for the Family has traveled to the Congo Republic, where he addressed the members of the Association of Episcopal Conferences of Central Africa and lamented threats to family life.

In Africa, said Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the family is threatened by “the dissolution of morality, attacks on the unicity of marriage, the loosening of ties between the members of the family, the proliferation of de facto unions, but also poverty and the increase in unemployment that does not permit parents to fulfill their responsibilities.”

Other institutions in society, he added, should following the example of the Church and recognize the centrality of the family.

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  • Posted by: ZIP5DO@aol.com - Jul. 21, 2014 8:06 PM ET USA

    Also, we should not forget the USAID that goes to Africa with proviso of contraceptive and abortion acceptance. The US government is bent on the destruction of the family as we know it. They are succeeding in the United States and transfers its poison through foreign aid.

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