Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Japanese Church on abortion and suicide: respecting life to improve the world

Life “is a treasure of holiness, which must be protected at all costs. Learning to recognize and respect the dignity of every human being, even those not yet born, is the key to improving society and the world in which we live". These are the words with which the auxiliary bishop of Osaka, Msgr. Goro Matsuura, opened the Day for Life organized by the archdiocese Centre for Social Action Sinapis.

Japan is one of the countries with the highest rate of abortions and suicides in the world, where the average age of the population continues to grow, creating various social and economic problems. The local Church, which has always been engaged in a work of defence of life, decided in early 2009 that next year will be dedicated to the awareness on the issue...
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