PALO, Leyte– At least 1,500 Catholic faithful and priests from the Archdiocese of Palo took part the annual ‘Walk for Life’ to fight for causes supporting the dignity of life held last March 19, 2023.

The event was a pro-life gathering participated by parishioners from the vicariates of the diocese–Abuyog, Burauen, Palo, Tacloban, and Carigara, while the Ormoc and Palompon vicariates conducted the event in their respective areas.

In his homily, Archbishop John Du said, “God is there to accompany us, to walk with us, it is in his mercy that we will be able to overcome all problems in life”.

The activity was also held simultaneously all over the country where Catholics walked the streets along with placards showing pro-life advocacies.

“It aton attendees yana haros 60% mga kabataan ngan alarming iton ihap hini nga mga edad nga nagsusuicide. It problema ada la ito, parte hit aton kinabuhi and never take your life because of problems”, said Fr. Erlito Maraya in his spiritual talk.

The diocese’s Council of the Laity headed by Edna Ayaso organized the event which carried the theme, “Clergy and Lay Faithful Called to Walk Together for Life”.