Nairobi, Kenya, Nov 6, 2019 / 17:01 pm
Bishops in Africa have raised concerns about the agenda of the Nairobi Summit, a United Nations gathering being held next week, saying the meeting will be destructive to humanity and the values around human life.
Sponsored by the UN Population Fund and the governments of Kenya and Denmark, the Nairobi Summit marks the 25th anniversary of the Cairo Conference on Population and Development. It will be held in Nairobi Nov. 12-14.
Its program includes five themes, among which are "Universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights as a part of universal health coverage" and "Upholding the right to sexual and reproductive health care even in humanitarian and fragile contexts."
Bishop Alfred Rotich, Bishop Emeritus of the Military Ordinariate of Kenya and chair of the Kenyan bishops' family life office, told ACI Africa: "We find such a conference not good for us, (and) destroying the agenda for life."