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UK bishop urges ‘general mobilisation’ to defend life and family

Posted by Joseph on 24 September, 2014

Family is like a “house” that shelters the “precious gift of human life” and “the first and vital cell of society,” an English bishop said on the weekend. Bishop Mark Davies, head of the diocese of Shrewsbury, told pilgrims gathered for an annual pro-life pilgrimage to the Marian shrine of Walsingham in Norfolk on Sunday, “On the health and strength of this first cell of society rests not a political union but those timeless bonds which hold human society itself together.”

“The well-being of society will always depend on the foundation of the family,” he added, calling for a general “mobilisation” of Christians and likeminded people to defend the natural family and the sanctity of human life in the face of increasing threats.

Bishop Davies added that it will require “tireless work in our time” to “uphold the sanctity of the family and affirm the value of every human life from conception until natural death.”



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