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Pro-family leader emphasizes need for Pope's visit to Spain
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.- Pro-family leader Ramon Novella spoke out on Nov. 4 emphasizing that the Pope's upcoming visit to Spain comes at a time when the country needs to hear his messages in support of life and the family.

Pope Benedict XVI will arrive in Santiago de Compostela, Spain on Nov. 6.  The following day, he will travel to Barcelona and consecrate the Church of the Holy Family.

Novella, president of Catalonia's Professionals for Ethics, stated, “our society needs a clear message in defense of life, the family, education and the common good.” He pointed out that the values are “under heavy attack” by government policies.

Illustrating this, Novello pointed to measures the country has adopted such as “increased access to abortion, cuts in pensions and aid for families, approval of same-sex marriage,” as well as the “indoctrination of children” through the controversial classroom course, Education for the Citizenry.

The education course has come under fire for promoting secularism, gender ideology and an erroneous vision of human sexuality. Parents and family organizations have charged that the obligatory nature of the class violates the rights of parents to educate their children according to their own personal convictions.

Benedict XVI’s voice “in defense of the truth about the human person stands in stark contrast with today’s relativism and notions based on the prejudices and stereotypes of gender ideology,” Novello said.

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