WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY
August 16-17, 2000
volume 11, no. 142


NEWS for Wednesday-Thursday, August 16-17, 2000
THOUSANDS OF GROUPS SUPPORT THE PERMANENCE OF THE HOLY SEE IN THE UNITED NATIONS

NEW YORK, 15 (NE)

    Over 4800 organizations gathered to support the participation of the Vatican in the United Nations, recently informed the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, the group that sponsors this campaign, that they had received the support of another thousand groups in Mexico.

    The opposite campaign, sponsored by the group “Catholics for a Free Choice”, has been fostered for more than a year and a half. It aims to take away the Vatican’s condition of permanent observer in the United Nations. Investing large amounts of money –almost 4 million dollars a year– they managed to gather only 500 support groups in 17 months, not being able thus to accomplish their aim.

    Austin Rose, President of the “Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute” exhorted to continue the support to the Holy See. “The other side seems to be beaten, but they don’t have the intention of giving up. We have to continue our fight”, he further emphasized.

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