As Catholics, we see in men and women, in every person, the living image of God. God said:
“Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”
We, therefore, recognise that every human being is unique because he or she was willed by God as an unrepeatable person, created out of love, and redeemed with even greater love. The dignity of each and every human being paramount to the teachings of the Church and we are called to treat all people with the greatest respect, knowing that they are an individual created and loved by God.