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Human dignity

Every person has an inherent and immeasurable worth and dignity. Each human life is sacred, from its start to its end.

How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points?
Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium

1506, 2020

Press Release | World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: More Family is the Answer to Prevent Elder Abuse

June 15th, 2020|Categories: Demographic challenges, Human dignity, Latest News, Press Release, United Nations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Brussels, 15 June 2020 “Promoting a family-friendly culture is the best answer to fight elder abuse. Family associations can play a key-role in overcoming the current ways we take care of the elderly, by creating new structures of solidarity

1505, 2020

FAFCE fully supports the appeal made by the Ukrainian Catholic Bishops to ban all forms of surrogacy

May 15th, 2020|Categories: Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , , |

FAFCE fully supports the appeal made by the Ukrainian Catholic Bishops to ban all forms of surrogacy In recent days, a video has been widely spread online, published by a Ukrainian company devoted to the practice of surrogacy. The video

1304, 2018

Antoine Renard: Individual “rights” endanger 1948 Declaration of Human Rights

April 13th, 2018|Categories: Human dignity, Latest News, United Nations|Tags: |

FAFCE president Antoine Renard was interviewed by the Austrian Catholic Press Agency: The human rights ideal born out of the catastrophe of World War II only aimed at fostering the rights of a person, in order that the state

2303, 2018

The “earthquake” of a Down baby. “Once again a father, I finally feel like a son”.

March 23rd, 2018|Categories: FAFCE Members, Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , |

We publish below an article originally published on the Italian newspaper "Avvenire", containing a testimony from Gigi De Palo, President of our Member, "Forum delle Associazioni Familiari".  I have the impression I am living in a dream. I

1812, 2017

Press Release | Ireland: culture of life in danger after Oireachtas Committee vote

December 18th, 2017|Categories: FAFCE Members, Human dignity, Press Release|Tags: , |

Brussels, 18 December 2017 The Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE) and its member in Ireland, Family Solidarity, express their deep concern at the recommendation of the Oireachtas (Irish National Parliament) Special Committee calling for the

1312, 2017

Press Release | Full support to the Polish citizens initiative #StopAbortion

December 13th, 2017|Categories: FAFCE Members, Human dignity, Press Release|Tags: |

Brussels, 13 December 2017 The Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE) expresses its full support to the Polish citizens initiative #StopAbortion, which consists in a legislative proposal aimed to ban eugenic abortion.  While the signatures requested

803, 2017

Press Release | Protect the dignity of women, prevent pornographic addiction!

March 8th, 2017|Categories: European Union, Human dignity, Press Release|Tags: , |

As the International Day of Women is observed in political institutions across the world today, the European Federation of Catholic Family Associations (FAFCE) wishes to draw attention to the dignity of women and the attacks against it through

2802, 2017

Press release | African & European voices united: Yes to safe deliveries, No to abortion!

February 28th, 2017|Categories: Human dignity, Press Release, United Nations|Tags: |

Brussels, 28 February 2017 Following the reinstatement of the so called Mexico City Policy by the United States, the funding of organisations providing abortion services abroad, such as the International Planned Parenthood Federation, Marie Stopes International and the United Nations Population

1402, 2017

Public Consultation in Ireland Supports Abortion Ban

February 14th, 2017|Categories: FAFCE Members, Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: |

In Ireland a Citizens’ Assembly is preparing a report on the abortion ban in the country. A public consultation launched by the Assembly received more than 13,500 submissions, of which an overwhelming majority supported the prohibition of abortion.

902, 2017

European Parliament Rejects a Proposal for a Report on Surrogacy

February 9th, 2017|Categories: European Union, Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: |

FAFCE welcomes today’s rejection by the European Parliament of a proposal for a report on surrogacy, which could legitimise this practice. In fact, the Legal Affairs Committee had demanded authorisation to start a report about this issue, from