U.S. Bishop Chairmen Commend Administration for Geneva Consensus Declaration

October 29, 2020 By Public Affairs Office

WASHINGTON–Three bishop chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) commended the Trump Administration for its leadership in coalescing 33 United Nations member states to sign on to the Geneva Consensus Declaration last week. The Declaration further strengthens an ongoing coalition to achieve better health for women, preserve human life, strengthen family as the foundational unit of society, and protect every nation’s sovereignty in global politics. Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, Bishop David J. Malloy of Rockford, chairman of the Committee on International Justice and Peace, and Bishop David A. Konderla of Tulsa, chairman of the Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage issued the following statement:

“We are grateful to the administration for its leadership on this historic declaration that proclaims many critical truths about the sanctity of human life and the family, including that every human being has the inherent right to life, and that the family is foundational to a healthy society.  Equally important, the Declaration makes clear that every country has a sovereign right to determine its own laws with regard to abortion, free of coercion. It is our hope that this Declaration will serve as a catalyst for these 33 nations, and many more, to persistently stand united against powerful international forces that promote abortion and undermine the family throughout the world.”

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