By NATION REPORTER
THE Voice of the Unborn bells are a reminder that every life is sacred and hence the need to protect life from conception to natural death, leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has said.
Pope Francis has consecrated the Voice of the Unborn by the Yes to Life Foundation which is expected to peal in the Cathedral of the Child Jesus in Lusaka.
The Pope stated that as a sign of the need to protect human life from conception to natural death, the Yes to Life Foundation had donated to Zambia the Voice of the Unborn bell which he said he had blessed.
“As a sign of the need to protect human life from conception to natural death, the Yes to Life Foundation is donating to Zambia the Voice of the Unborn, a bell I have blessed. May its sound carry the message that every life is sacred and inviolable, Pope Francis said.
The Voice of the Unborn bells are already ringing Poland, Ukraine and Ecuador with Pope Francis being the first to strike them. Other Countries including France, Mexico, and Nicaragua have so far expressed interest in the initiative.
The blessings of the bell which took place outside the Paul the VI Hall was attended by Archbishop of Lusaka Alick Banda and the Vice President of the Yes to Life Foundation, Bogdan Romaniuk.
And Archbishop Banda said bell, which would go around the country before its installation at the Cathedral of Child Jesus was but hope to humanity.
Dr Archbishop Banda said he was happy to be able to participate in the birth of the bell for Zambia, stating that the Voice of the Unborn gave hope for the world, for humanity and for the future.
“All the gifts that we can have as people begin from the greatest gift, which is life,” Dr Archbishop Banda said.