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Thai bishop calls on Catholics to free women from oppression
    Aware of various cultural conditions that prevent the recognition of women's dignity, a Thai bishop has called on Catholics to help set women free from every form of oppression.
    "We must begin by acknowledging the dignity of women and raising our consciousness of the various roles of women in the family, church, society and nation," said Bishop Lawrence Thienchai Samanchit of Chanthaburi, president of the Catholic Commission for Women.
    In a pastoral message on the occasion of International Women's Day last Thursday, Bishop Thienchai said that, to free women from various types of oppression, Catholics must look to Jesus, who overcame cultural impediments of his time to give women respect and appreciation.
   
CNS
   
13-Mar-01


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