The Catholic Bishop of Oyo Diocese, Most. Rev. Emmanuel Badejo has applauded the Population Research Institute (PRI), a Non-Profit Organization with its headquarters in the USA, for donating a state of the art ultrasound scan machine to Our Lady Catholic Hospital, Iseyin, Oyo State.
Bishop Badejo equally thanked the Director of the Foundation for African Cultural Heritage (FACH) and the CEO of Life League, Dr Theresa Okafor for her relentless efforts in being an "unrepentant Pro-Lifer", and for making sure that Our Lady Hospital got the donation.
The event took place on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at the hospital hall.
The Local Ordinary assured that the machine will benefit the hospital in no small measure, being one of the institutions through which the Church performs the important responsibility of reaching out to the people of Iseyin and Oke Ogun in general.
The bishop called for more support and backing for those who know the truth about being Pro-Life, so that they can turn the tide around from the fake news of the deceptive language and cultural imperialism.
The Prelate expressed joy at having all the priests in Iseyin Deanery, the female religious, the representatives of the lay faithful and the staff members of the hospital in attendance.
The Matron of the hospital, Rev. Sr. Teresa Peter SSL, while welcoming all present noted that Dr. Okafor is a committed pro-lifer and strong advocate of Marriage and Family Life, who has made positive impact worldwide on issues of Pro-Life.
This was further confirmed when Dr. Okafor took the stage to explain the reason why Our Lady Hospital, was chosen by Institute to receive the ultrasound scan machine.
According to Dr. Okafor, the influence and contributions of Bishop Badejo to various Pro-Life activities both within and outside Nigeria, contributed in no small measure to why the ultrasound scan machine is being donated to the hospital.
She explained further that the focus of the Research Institute is to promote life and save babies.
She also decried the danger and negative impact of nudity and pornography, through which the devil is attacking the family, education and marriage. "This of course results in the difficulty of those who seek to influence the culture with the new language of tolerance and other euphemistic expressions, such as referring to the evil of abortion as reproductive rights. It for this that it is necessary for all to be actively involved in safeguarding and promoting the culture of life and respect for life."
"The more cheering news is that, the Population Research Institute usually makes a careful choice in her donation. As such, in the whole of Nigeria, Our Lady's, Iseyin, is only the second hospital to have received such an ultra-modern ultrasound scan machine," Dr. Okafor disclosed.
After the formal presentation of the ultrasound machine to the Matron and Chief Medical Director of the hospital, there was a light musical interlude by the Chaplain to the hospital and the Dean of Iseyin Deanery, Rev. Fr. Martin Badejo, with the sisters of St Louis.
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