Filipino Catholics are set to hold this year’s “Walk for Life” online on Saturday, February 20, to show the Church’s opposition to “death bills” pending in the Philippine Congress.
Bishop Broderick Pabillo of Manila, chairman of the Commission on Laity of the bishops’ conference, said the Church continues to uphold the sanctity of life.
“Let us continue opposing proposed measures that will destroy life,” the prelate said in an interview over Church-run Radio Veritas 846.
Bishop Pabillo said among the so-called “death bills” are the proposed legalization of divorce, euthanasia, abortion, death penalty, and same-sex marriage in the country.
The prelate called on the faithful to join this year’s “Walk for Life,” which will be held online due to limitations brought about by the prevailing coronavirus pandemic.
Bishop Pabillo said this year’s observance will be highlighted by a “Dance for Life” that is facilitated by the National Commission on Culture and the Arts’ National Committee on Dance.
The dance will feature the rich culture of the country that is being threatened through the years.
This year’s observance carries the theme “Celebrate as One in 2021” as a recognition of all the blessings that the Filipino people received in the past 500 years since Christianity arrived in the country.
The online “Walk for Life” celebration can be accessed through the Facebook pages of the Sangguniang Layko ng Pilipinas, the CBCP, the Santissimo Rosario in UST, NCCA, and Dance Exchange Philippines from 2 p.m. on February 20.
Bishop Pabillo will celebrate the Holy Mass at 4 o’clock p.m.