Satelite Town’s Sub-council of Knights of Saint Mulumba (KSM), recently held a prolife rally to protest anti-life practices in the country, arguing that every individual has an inalienable right to life, reports OLAYINKA LATONA.
During the Prolife and Walk for Life march with a theme; “Knights as Guardians of Human Life,” participants campaigned against vices that lead to unjust termination of life, especially abortion which they insisted is murder.
The Catholic knights, their ladies and other faithful from churches in the Lagos began the march from Saints’ Michael, Raphael and Gabriel Catholic Church, Satelite Town, through Old Ojo Road, singing and distributing fliers reading: “Life is sacred, protect it” and continued their march to St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Agboju about seven kilometres away.
Parish Priest, Rev Fr Michael Okoh said over 1,000 people took part in the exercise.
Explaining the focus of the march, Mr. Emmanuel Uba, co-ordinating Grand Knight KSM, told journalists that “the prolife rally is part of campaign against abortion, capital punishment, contraceptive, same sex marriage, terrorism, homo-sexuality, euthanasia, kidnapp-ing, domestic violence, violence against women, human traffick-ing, child abuse, and all forms of extra judicial killings and termination of human life.
“The position of the Catholic Church on the right to life of the unborn baby is clear and unambiguous. Life begins at conception (fertilisation) and ends at natural death. To take life at any stage is a violation of the fifth Commandment of God which says ‘Thou shall not kill.’ All lives are precious; no one can be sacrificed for the other.”
The programme was flagged off with prayers by the Parish Priest of Saints’ Michael, Raphael and Gabriel Catholic Church, Satelite Town, Rev. Fr. Vincent Ifeanyichukwu Ezezue who saluted the courage of the participants in spreading awareness of the evil of taking life which no one can give.
And from there, the party hit the streets, singing and praying and distributing fliers.
At St Stephen’s Catholic Church Agboju, Mr Emmanuel Uba, said: “Life is created by God and exists by His will and not just the will of the mother,” noting that sexual relationship is pleasura-ble but comes with responsibility.