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Asia-Pacific Congress on Faith, Life and Family (ASPAC) Concludes: ASPAC, Asia’s largest pro-life conference sponsored by Human Life International (HLI), has just concluded to great fanfare in Bangkok, Thailand. Held every two years, ASPAC Bangkok 2017 registrants hailed from 21 nations around the world, Malaysia to Kazakhstan, Croatia to India. This year’s theme was: “Put Out Into the Deep:  Defending Life and Family, Hope of the Dying World.” Among the 350 persons present were Cardinal Emeritus of Thailand, His Eminence, Cardinal Michael Michai Kitbunchu, three Archbishops, two Bishops, 30 priests, 18 nuns, 14 seminarians, and the rest lay leaders.  Also present was Fr. Andrea Ciucci, Coordinating Secretary for the Pontifical Academy for Life in Rome, who gave the keynote address in the stead of His Excellency, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia. (Regrettably, the Archbishop, who is the President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, was unable to attend.) This lecture was streamed live on Facebook. HLI is also most grateful to Caritas Thailand and the Camillian Fathers, which helped organize the event.

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Asia-Pacific Congress on Faith, Life and Family (ASPAC) Concludes: ASPAC, Asia’s largest pro-life conference sponsored by Human Life International (HLI), has just concluded to great fanfare in Bangkok, Thailand. Held every two years, ASPAC Bangkok 2017 registrants hailed from 21 nations around the world, Malaysia to Kazakhstan, Croatia to India. This year’s theme was: “Put Out Into the Deep:  Defending Life and Family, Hope of the Dying World.” Among the 350 persons present were Cardinal Emeritus of Thailand, His Eminence, Cardinal Michael Michai Kitbunchu, three Archbishops, two Bishops, 30 priests, 18 nuns, 14 seminarians, and the rest lay leaders.  Also present was Fr. Andrea Ciucci, Coordinating Secretary for the Pontifical Academy for Life in Rome, who gave the keynote address in the stead of His Excellency, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia. (Regrettably, the Archbishop, who is the President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, was unable to attend.) This lecture was streamed live on Facebook. HLI is also most grateful to Caritas Thailand and the Camillian Fathers, which helped organize the event.