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Trail-blazing pro-life obstetrician and founder of MaterCare International (MCI), Dr. Robert Walley, will be awarded the highest honor that the Pope can bestow upon laity and religious – the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (literally “For the Church and the Pope”) medal.
The honor was announced in a press release by the Archbishop of St John’s, Newfoundland, Most Rev Martin Currie, in a press release. “Dr Walley is being honored for his dedication to the cause of life and the health of women on a world-wide basis,” said the archbishop. Archbishop Currie will formally present the honor to Dr Walley on December 9, 2012 at St. Pius X Church.
MaterCare International (MCI) is an organization of Catholic obstetricians and gynaecologists dedicated to the care of mothers and babies, both born and unborn, based in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Dr Walley explained that the organization’s mission is to carry out the work of John Paul II’s encyclical Evangelium Vitae (the Gospel of Life), which deals with the value and sacredness of human life.
MaterCare helps mothers and babies through initiatives of service, training, research, and advocacy in developing countries designed to reduce levels maternal and perinatal mortality and disease.