Special Envoy for Women and Children Addresses Catholic Church’s Boycott of Rally

Mass timingYesterday, the Roman Catholic chancery office issued a press release saying that it does not support the 20,000 women rally scheduled for Thursday March 6th.

The release says that organizers, the National Women’s Commission, promotes values that contradict Christian and moral teachings regarding the respect for all human life, family, marriage, and human sexuality as ordered by God.  A similar press release was issued today by Belize Action stating their own concerns about

Ms. Kim Simplis Barrowpossible hidden agendas.

Today, Special Envoy for women and children Kim Simplis Barrow also released a statement saying that ,

” The goal of the 20,000 Strong Women’s Empowerment Rally is to empower and inspire women to claim our rightful space as equal partners in the development of our country.  The event will serve to celebrate who we are, our contribution to development and our journey as Belizean women. …It is very disappointing that the Roman Catholic Church is attempting to ascribe extraneous motives to this event that is intended simply to honor and uplift women.”

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