October 15, 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Married couples need more help in dealing with infertility and childlessness, which is “one of the major causes of divorce in Africa,” said a Nigerian member of the Synod of Bishops on the family.
In a culture where “children are celebrated with all kinds of ceremonies” and are so important to society, the trauma that couples, especially women, experience, “is beyond anything I can say,” said Bishop Jude Arogundade of Ondo.
“Everybody wants to leave a child behind,” he said. “If you don’t have a child and you die, it’s like you never lived,” he told Catholic News Service Oct. 15.