EUROPE/POLAND - Polish Catholic journal - "Niedzela" - supports moratorium on abortion
Czestochowa (Agenzia Fides) - The Catholic weekly "Niedzela," the most widely-read Catholic journal in Poland, has published the text of the moratorium on abortion being promoted by Italian journalist Giuliano Ferrara, with an appeal to all Polish citizens to support the initiative. According to information sent to Agenzia Fides, the journal has asked that the moratorium be supported in the workplaces, schools, universities, parishes, and within the various Church movements. The journal has also sent the text of the moratorium to government representatives, Polish political figures, and persons of culture in society, as well as within the Church.
The Editor-in-Chief of Niedzela, Monsignor Ireneusz Skubis, in presenting the initiative of the moratorium, encourage readers saying that they "should sign the appeal to the United Nations as well in Poland, because every human life is a gift that is sacred." The journal has also placed the text of the moratorium on their website, where readers can sign the appeal being made to the United Nations. (MF/SL) (Agenzia Fides 12/3/2008 righe 13, parole 163)