West African bishops: Church must defend the truth about marriage and family life
March 04, 2016
The Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa met recently in Accra, Ghana, and called for a renewed commitment to evangelization, peace, and the defense of family life.
“In the face of the current socio-cultural developments, the Church-Family of God must rise up and defend the truth about marriage and family life as God the Creator has given it (see Gen. 1 & 2; Mt. 19:1-6 etc.),” the bishops said in their pastoral message.
“We in the Church uphold and defend that marriage is a gift of God created for man and woman, nothing more and nothing less, and that all human life is sacred and must be respected, accompanied and supported, protected and defended from the womb to the tomb,” they added. “We stand up for the culture of life and we are ready to defend it in the public spaces of our countries against the incipient culture of death being offered as development. “
- Pastoral message of the bishops at the end of the 2nd plenary assembly of the Regional Episcopal Conference Of West Africa (RECOWA-CERAO) (Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria)
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