CBCP webinar to honor Filipino fathers

CBCP webinar to honor Filipino fathers

By Mariel Celine L. Serquiña

August 16, 2021

Manila, Philippines

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines is hosting a webinar to pay tribute to Filipino fathers abroad and those in the country.

Scheduled on Aug. 24, the webinar is organized by the Episcopal Commission on Family and Life and the Episcopal Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People.

The two commissions have partnered “to honor fathers who face overwhelming odds to raise their families, either from a great distance as migrant workers or at home while their wives work abroad”.

Talks and sharing are set within the theme of the 2021 World Day of Migrants and Refugees, “Towards an ever wider We”.

“The webinar will study the social cost of migration on the family and listen to the experiences of migrant fathers who remain behind,” organizers said.

The online event, they added, will also “reflect on the heart of a father as exemplified by Saint Joseph”.

Archbishop Gilbert Garcera of Lipa, ECFL chairman, and Bishop Narciso Abellana of Romblon, ECMI chairman, will give the welcome remarks.

The 9am to 11am webinar is among the CBCP activities for the Year of St. Joseph and the Year of Amoris Laetitia.

It will be broadcast simultaneously on the Facebook pages of ECFL, ECMI and CBCP News.

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