Belfast, Northern Ireland, May 2, 2016 / 12:53 pm
Northern Ireland's voters should use their vote to uphold the right to life, not violate it, the Catholic bishops of the region said.
"The social and moral teaching of the Church is clear, that it is never morally acceptable to support any policy that undermines the sacred inviolability of the right to life of an innocent person in any circumstances," they stressed.
The bishops released an April 27 pastoral reflection message ahead of Northern Ireland's May 5 elections.
"As Christians, our encounter with the risen Jesus, living and among us, is a decisive event that has consequences for every aspect of our lives. This includes our lives as citizens," the bishops said.