Member of Parliament Murdered in England was a Prominent Catholic

David Amess, father of five, stood out for his pro-life and animal welfare positions.

Newsroom (19/10/2021 3:30 PM, Gaudium Press ) British Member of Parliament David Amess, 69, who was stabbed during a meeting with constituents in a Methodist church, was a Catholic and prominent in the pro-life struggle.

Although the attacker and his motives are still under investigation, it is known that he was a man of approximately 25 years of age and that he stabbed the MP six times.

After two hours of life-saving efforts failed, Essex Police announced the MP’s death on 15 October at 2.39pm local time.

“I was born a Catholic and I will die a Catholic,” Amess had stated. On his website, he indicates that his “main interests and areas of expertise are animal welfare and pro-life issues”.

Member of Parliament since 1983

Amess, who had been an MP since 1983, had consistently voted in defense of human life, in accordance with the Church’s view; against assisted suicide; and in favour of street counselling for women who want an abortion.

Here and there voices are emerging calling attention to the verbal violence used against this type of Conservative MP, such as the language used by Labour MP Angela Rayner, who recently referred to Conservatives as “scum, homophobes, racists, misogynists … perverts …”


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