Pope Francis to consecrate the "Voice of the Unborn" bell for Ukraine
This is reported by CREDO.
The bells were solemnly cast on October 8 in Przemysl in the bell foundry of Jan Felchinsky. The first bell "Voice of the Unborn" was created a year ago and consecrated by the Holy Father. Now the Bell makes a pilgrimage to Poland, awakening the conscience of legislators and people of good will.
This idea has acquired an international scale. A year ago, Pope Francis stressed that this bell should awaken the conscience and mobilize to save every conceived life. After all, more than 42 million children die from abortions every year in the world.
The Voice of the Unborn Bells is one of the most important initiatives of the Yes To Life Foundation, located in Rzeszow. By implementing various initiatives and projects, it actively reminds us of the need to protect human life from conception to natural death.
According to Bohdan Romaniuk, president of the bell foundry, Ukraine and Ecuador themselves appealed to the Yes To Life Foundation with a request to cast the Voice of the Unborn Bells for them.
Archbishop Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki, Metropolitan of Lviv, and Archbishop Luis Cabrera Herrera of Ecuador also asked His Holiness Father Francis to consecrate these bells.
One of the bells will be installed in the parish of St. John Paul II in Lviv, and the second — in Ecuador, in the Diocese of Guayaquil.
Rector of St. John Paul II Parish in Lviv Fr. Hryhoriy Draus is happy that there will be such a bell in Ukraine.
"He will not be permanently located on the territory of our church. The bell will be installed on a trailer and can be delivered to various places and parishes throughout Ukraine. There are already those who want to get it. He will support our educational campaign. Along with the bell, there will be a small mobile photo exhibition, which will feature photos of unborn children. Thus, the bell will join a good educational campaign that will help convey the scientific truth about the beginning of human life from the moment of conception," the priest explained.
"The Bell also has a sacred meaning and will demonstrate the great dignity of human life. The sound of the bell will resemble the beating of a human heart, in particular, an unborn one. It will encourage large Ukrainian families; there are many of them and they are open to life," added Fr Hryhoriy Draus.