Nairobi, 06 November, 2019 / 3:40 am (ACI Africa).
Days to the controversial United Nations’ (UN) International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) that will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, Catholic Church leaders in Africa have joined other Christian leaders to raise concerns about the event’s agenda, which they consider to be destructive to humanity and the values around human life.
“We find such a conference not good for us, (and) destroying the agenda for life,” cautioned the Vice-Chair of the Family Life National Office under the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB), Bishop Alfred Rotich.
“There will be about 10,000 people here and we know what they are for, they are not pro-life but they are 10,000 abortionists. They are practitioners of what is against life. Their coming here is to endorse a wrong policy,” Bishop Rotich who served as the Military Ordinary in Kenya before his retirement at the age of 55 told ACI Africa in an interview.
The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 has been organized to mark the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) that took place in Cairo, Egypt, where 179 governments adopted a landmark programme of action, setting out to empower women and girls for their sake.
Five themes have been formulated to guide the UNFA-sponsored three-day conference, top on the list being “universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights.”