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CBCP GIVES RECOGNITION TO CFC FFL

MANILA, October 26, 2009 - The Episcopal Commission on the Laity (ECLA) of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the  Philippines (CBCP) has given formal recognition to the Couples for Christ Foundation for Family and Life (CFC FFL) as a National Private Association of the Lay Faithful.

In accordance with Canons 321-320 of the Code of Canon Law, the recognition was approved by the Chairman of ECLA and Antipolo bishop Gabriel Reyes.

“May Our Lord Jesus Christ… continue to bless abundantly the Couples for Christ Foundation for Family and Life as an instrument for the sanctification and strengthening of the family,” Reyes said.

In another development, His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, has re-appointed CFC FFL Servant General Francisco Padilla and his wife Geraldine Padilla as members of the Pontifical Council for the Family.

The servant couple will be extending their term as council members for another five years.

CFC FFL is an organization of faithful committed to the work of evangelization and family life renewal

It envisions for restoration, perpetuation and intensification of the true Couples for Christ charism that is focused on “evangelization and family life renewal.” (Kate Laceda)