World union of Catholic Women’s Organization (WUCWO) was founded in 1910 and now represents 100 Catholic Women’s organizations worldwide, active in 66 countries including all Continents and some island states, representing more than eight (8) million Catholic women of every walk of life.
By Francisca Cheslyn Siadah-Ayivor, CCONews
WUCWO’s aim is to promote the presence, participation and co-responsibility of catholic women in Society and the church, in order to enable them to fulfill their mission of evangelization and to work for human development, particularly in increasing educational opportunities, poverty reduction and the advancement of human rights beginning with the fundamental right to life.
In 2006, WUCWO was erected by the Holy See as a public international Association of the faithful. WUCWO unities Catholic women in the world to give them a voice on the international platform.
This year’s edition of the World union of Catholic Women’s Organization focused on eliminating discrimination and violence against women in our present society.
The Accra Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women has held its annual World union of Catholic Women’s Organization (WUCWO) Day Celebration under the theme, “Women, Carriers of Living water to a World that thirsts for peace” at Good shepherd Catholic Church, Tema C.2
Mrs. Rose Obeng, PPC Chairperson of Good Shepherd Parish, Tema C.2 Welcomed the women to the Occasion.
Mrs. Perpetua Opong, the national President of Catholic Women Council in her address said women are living water when we live in harmony, stand together and live for the truth and enjoy together.
Mrs. Mary Baffoe Ashun, the President of Accra Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women in her message said the executives are doing their best in explaining the concept of the council to all women in the Archdiocese. She urges the women to come together to form a strong body for the growth of the church.
Rev.Fr. Andrew Anumu Quaye-Foli, Archdiocesan Laity Chaplain encouraged the women to be missionaries in everywhere they find themselves.
Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie, Cssp, Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra in his address expressed his appreciation to the women council’s role in the church. He encouraged them to stay focused with their faith.
The women later made a donation to three kings Special School at battor.