Sat, 25 Mar 2023

MANILA - The faithful are expected to attend the first physical "Walk for Life" in Manila after a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.

Raymond Daniel Cruz, Jr., president of the event's organizer Council of the Laity of the Philippines (CLP), said the activity is set on Feb. 18 from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m.

The walk will start at the Welcome Rotonda in Quezon City going to the University of Santo Tomas (UST) grandstand here, where a program and Mass will be held.

"Our spirit of upholding life has never wavered even during the pandemic," he said in an article posted on the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) news website on Friday.

"We have even become more deeply aware of the sacredness of life and continuously pray and work immensely to preserve and keep it safe," Cruz added.

At the same time, CLP or Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas is inviting the laypeople and church organizations to join the event and "celebrate life."

"In our modern society, the varying issues in life are urgent and we need to constantly express to everyone our uncompromising stand on the importance and sacredness of life," he said.

The event was first held in 2017 and was staged virtually in 2021 and 2022 due to pandemic restrictions. (PNA)

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