Church helped build Dominican Republic, Pope notes
April 03, 2009
Pope Benedict XVI greeted a new ambassador from the Dominican Republic to the Holy See on April 3. He told the new envoy, Victor Manuel Grimaldi Cespedes, that society should readily recognize the benefits brought by the Catholic Church, particularly in the fields of education and health care. He encouraged government efforts to strengthen family life and to ensure protection of human life from conception until natural death.
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