Church and Society Department
Family & Human Life
under the Church and Society Department of the
Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria.
The Church teaches that in accepting God’s will,
we should model our families like that of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.
Hello and welcome to the Family and Human Life Unit web page. Here, you will learn what the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria teaches about respect for the dignity of every human life and promotion of both Christian cultural family values. Stay, browse, and enrich your life with the highly educative materials produced by this unit.
God bless you!
Most Rev. Dr. Sylvester Luka Gopep
Episcopal Chairman of CBCN Family and Human Life Unit
About the Family & Human Life Unit
Our vision: is to see a society where the culture of life and traditional family values thrive.
Our Mission: Our mission is to spread respect, promote, protect, and defend human life from conception to natural death; and ….
Our Guiding Principles: The Church’s teaching on marriage and the family is based on the Scriptures and the Magisterium. The Church believes and teaches that marriage is that between a man and a woman. Accordingly, a valid results from four elements:
International Conference on the Pastoral Care of the Elderly Persons
All these pictures were taken during the International Conference of the Pastoral Care of the Elderly Persons held in Italy from the 29th to 31st January, 2020.
Building Healthy Relationships in Families
All these pictures were taken during the International Conference on Family in Accra, Ghana from the 31st October to 1st November, 2019.
FHL Unit Consultors' Meeting October 2019
All these pictures were taken during the Family and Human Life Unit Consultors’ meeting at Catholic Secretariat Resource Centre, in October 2019.
Church and Society Department AGM, December 2019
Family and Human Life Unit at the Annual General Meeting of the Church and Society Department of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria. The AGM was held at Catholic Secretariat Resource Centre, in December 2019.
Contact the FHL Unit to get a copy of these important Policy Manuals today!
Policy Manuals of the Unit
An easy-to-digest guide to health and happiness from the inside out.
- Nigerian Catholic Procreative and Family Health Policy (2007)
- Strategic Plan and Implementation Guideline for Nigerian Catholic Procreative and Family Health Policy (2007)
- Human Sexuality and Family Life Education Curriculum