The Council of the Laity of the Philippines (CLP) has announced that the ❝Walk for Life❞ will return to the streets on February 18, almost three years after the government prohibited mass gatherings since the coronavirus struck the country.

Thousands of faithful are expected to gather in Manila this month for the annual pro-life event which will be held from 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

Organizers said the walk will start at the Welcome Rotonda in Quezon City going to the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) grandstand in España, Manila, where a program and Eucharistic Celebration will take place.

 ❝Our spirit of upholding life has never wavered even during the pandemic,❞ Raymond Daniel Cruz Jr., CLP president said.

 ❝We have even more become deeply aware of the sacredness of life and sincerely prayed and work tremendously together to preserve and keep it safe,❞ he added.

The CLP invites the clergy and all religious and lay organizations to support, join the event and  ❝celebrate life.❞

 ❝In our modern society, the varying issues on life are urgent and we need to constantly express to everyone our uncompromising stand on the importance & sacredness of life,❞ Cruz said.

The Walk for Life was first held in 2017 and has since become a yearly event organized by the Council of the Laity of the Philippines in collaboration with the Episcopal Commission on the Laity of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)  to defend the culture of life against the culture of death and to demonstrate solidarity in upholding the dignity of life from conception to natural death.

Featured image by Julyn Formaran during Walk for Life 2020
Details from Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas

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