About FHL Unit

Our Vision

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 to stand against all issues which destroy natural marriage and family values.

Planned parenthood

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: that spouses are free to marry; they freely exchange their consent; in consenting to marry, they have the intention to marry to marry for life, to be faithful to one another and to be open to children. In order words, the conjugal love between a married man and woman must be: free, total, faithful and fruitful, that is, open to life.
Aslo, the church's respect respect for human life, marriage, and the family is guided by the principles of her social teachings: "The Church proclaims that human life is sacred and that the dignity if the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for the society.: Again, the Church teaches that the person is not only sacred but also social. Hence, her call to family, community, and participation. Thus, marriage and the family are the central social institutions that must be supported and strengthened, not undermined.

The Activities of FHL Unit

Hosting and coordinating annual meetings of the diocesan coordinators of family and human life

Coordinating national and international conferences on marriage, family, and human life.

Providing technical assistance for diocesan coordinators and religious congregations

Participating in advocacy mission and policy dialogue with the government and development partners.

...Love & Life...

Roles / Goals of the Unit

The Roles of Family and Human Life Unit include, among others:

Hi, I'm Sr. Rosanna...

Sr. Mary Rosanna Emenusiobi IHM is a religious Sister of the Religious Institute of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of Christ, Nigeria. She holds Ph. D in Moral Theology, and is the founder and the Coordinator of Students for Life, Nigeria – Pro-life initiative for students in secondary schools and higher institutions of learning in Nigeria and beyond. She is a strong pro-life, chastity educator, marriage counsellor, and researcher on global ethical issues, particularly on women issues and human sexuality.

Currently, she is the secretary to the Family and Human Life unit, in the Department of Church and Society, of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria. She is available for Talks and Presentations on issues about human life, human sexuality, marriage and family.

Sr. Mary Rosanna Emenusiobi IHM
+234 814 374 9864