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Birth control issue gets internationalized
Filipino bishop claims US prelates support anti-pill standFilipino Catholics join a march against the birth control bill pending in Congress
- Julian Labores, Manila
- February 10, 2011
Archbishop Paciano Aniceto, head of the Episcopal Commission on Family and Life of the Philippine bishopsâ conference, said he received a call from Archbishop Francis Cardinal George of the Archdiocese of Chicago, president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, expressing support for the anti-birth-control campaign.
âHe told me they are praying for the Philippine Catholic Church and our advocacy against the RH bill,â said Archbishop Aniceto in an interview on Radio Veritas.
"(So) the Catholic bishops of America are one with us in pushing for the protection of the sanctity of life, dignity of the family and the health of our women," he added.
Filipino bishops have been vocal in opposing the passage of the RH bill, which they claim supports artificial contraception.
Archbishop Aniceto said Cardinal George assured him the US bishops pray that the Filipinos will win the battle against measures that attack the sanctity of life.
Archbishop Aniceto said the Catholic Church in the Philippines will do everything to block the passage of the measure that he said pushes âthe culture of death.â
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