Colombian Episcopate Promotes Day of the Unborn

BOGOTA, Colombia, MARCH 16, 2004 ( The Colombian episcopate invited the country’s Catholics to observe the Day of the Unborn on March 25, feast of the Annunciation.

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“This event is an attempt to promote the annual observance of a day in defense of children who are conceived but not yet born. The central theme will be the defense of human life that is gestating in the wombs of mothers who joyfully expect a child,” explains an informative note by the bishops’ Department of Social Communication in the bulletin Spectativa.

“A new element that intervenes in the motivation for this Day is the need to give formation on the meaning of paternity and maternity, especially to adolescents and youths,” it adds.

In this connection, the episcopate’s Family Section gave evangelization agents, especially those dedicated to marriage and family pastoral care, a book entitled “National Pro-Life Day: Love, the Cradle of Life.”

The volume also includes a document of Cardinal Alfonso López Trujillo, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, on “Family Values Against Safe Sex.”

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