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Priests for Life in Amsterdam for the World Congress of Families V

The World Congress of Families V opened on August 10 in Amsterdam with a blockbuster list of internationally renowned speakers including our very own Janet Morana and participants from all around the world. Fr. Frank Pavone is pleased to have Priests for Life co-sponsor this important gathering and also to host a meeting for the leadership of the international pro-life movement.

Highlights of the first day included Fr. Denis Wilde, OSA concelebrating Mass for international guests and an interview by Radio Netherlands of Fr. Carlos Simon Vazquez, Deputy Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Family, at the Priests for Life exhibit booth and international outreach desk. While international and Dutch press reported on Priests for Life activities and materials, participants from Spain, France, Nigeria, Kenya, Thailand, Romania, Mexico and Canada among other countries  expressed appreciation for Priests for Life's ministries including Rachel's Vineyard and the Silent No More Awareness campaign.  Many picked up and wore our buttons "Women Do Regret Abortion" and "I Regret Lost Fatherhood."

Priests for Life was invited by the Vatican's Council of the Family to attend the conference and to continue to spread its much needed gospel of life to every corner of the world.

Day 2 of the World Congress of Families V in Amsterdam has brought many blessings. Along with Janet Morana's arrival, Priests for Life has generated much international press. Given Priests for Life's reputation we have literally had back-to-back interviews with French, Dutch and Swedish radio and print journalists.

After stimulating talks on such topics as The Influence of Modern Media on the Family and The Social and Economic Effects of Declining Birthrates, the day ended with Priests for Life's reception for international pro-life leaders from every continent who discussed future collaborative efforts and are taking our materials back to their home countries.

Bob Lalonde
Special Advisor to the Director
Priests for Life

  
Fr. Denis Wilde, OSA and Michele Velasco

Janet Morana

Fr. Wilde,OSA, Carmen Gonzalez, Spain and Bob Lalonde

April Frigge, Iceland and Michele Velasco

Anne Wangari Muigal, Mary Kibera, Kenya and Bob Laonde

Fr Djebah Nicholas and Joy, Nigeria and Janet Morana

Fr J. Szymcza, Poland and Fr Denis Wilde, OSA

Fr Carlos Simon Vazquez, Deputy Secretary, Pontifical Council for the Family being interviewed at PFL booth

Bob Lalonde, Janet Morana, Fr Denis Wilde, Michele Velasco

Bernadine Muthumbi and Anthony Wachira, Kenya and Fr Wilde

Theresa Okafor, Nigeria and Fr Denis Wilde, OSA


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