Abuja, Nigeria, Mar 2, 2018 / 12:30 pm
Amid ongoing violence and attacks against human dignity in Nigeria, the Catholic bishops of the country released a pastoral communique promoting a culture of life within the Church and nation.
"As the Church prepares to mark the golden jubilee of Pope Paul VI's Encyclical Humanae Vitae, we call on families to embrace and cultivate the culture of life, a culture marked by faith and solidarity," read the statement released together by the bishops.
"In recognition of our divine mandate, may we remind all of the sacredness and inviolability of human life. No person, authority or institution has the right to terminate human life," they continued.
The bishops particularly pointed to the "recent happenings in Nigeria" which have been the "cause for grave concern and worry."