comments came during a conference at the International Congress,
“Europe for Life,” which took place May 4-7 and was organized by the
Catholic University of San Antonio in Murcia, the Pontifical Council
for the Family and the Diocese of Cartagena.
expressed dismay at the growing number of abortions in Spain, including
late-term abortions, underscoring the need for a renewed presence of
Christians in public life.
The debate over
the issue of the right to life in Church-State relations, the cardinal
said, demands of the bishop a constant concern for the Gospel of life
in personal relationships and in public dialogue with political leaders.
Archbishop of Madrid, Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco said this week “if
the precedence of the right to life over the power of the State is
questioned, the entire foundation for human rights and the principle of
democratic participation of citizens is in jeopardy.”