CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Saturday, 10 November 2018

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March for life in Seoul

HONG KONG (SE): As South Korea awaits the outcome on the Constitutional Court’s deliberations on the constitutionality of the country’s ban on abortions, the country’s seventh March for Life Korea, hosted by the Prolife Federation, was held at Myeongdong Cathedral on June 16, in opposition of any move to repeal the ban and in support of the rights of mothers and unborn children, the Committee for Communications of Archdiocese of Seoul reported.
 
Andrew Cardinal Yeom Soo-jung, the archbishop of Seoul, called on people to respect all life saying, Life, which looks so fragile and insignificant, has extremely strong power which is able to even break through hard rock.” 
 
He continued, “We are all responsible for the social limitations and conditions forcing women to make the irreversible decisions. Abortion, nevertheless, is not a best choice, and not even a matter of choice. We should try to build up a culture to respect and love lives all together.”
 
During an the afternoon event, organised by Committee for Family and Life of the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of Korea, there was a special life talk concert in which attendees heard the experiences and pains of abortion from the award winners of the Essay contest for protection of life of the Diocese of Suwon. 

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