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Pope strongly supports March for Life across Rome

Catholic World News - May 13, 2013

Pope Francis gave his strong support to a March for Life in Rome on May 12, and also to a campaign for an end to destructive research on human embryos.

At his midday audience on Sunday the Pope acknowledged the participants in the March for Life, which wound its way across Rome from the Coliseum to the Castel San’Angelo. The Pope even left the confines of the Vatican to mingle with some of the participants in the march. Roman police reported that 10,000 people had joined the march, while organizers claimed 30,000. The participants included Rome’s Mayor Gianni Alemanno and Cardinal Raymond Burke, the head of the Apostolic Signatura.

“I greet all the participants in the March for Life which took place this morning in Rome and urge everybody to maintain keen attention on such an importance theme as the respect for human life from the moment of conception,” the Pope said during his audience. He then went on to endorse the Uno di noi (“One of Us”) petition drive, being organized in many Italian parishes, collecting signatures for a continental drive across Europe, aimed to end European Union funding for destructive embryonic research.

Carlo Casini, the president of Italy’s Movimento per la Vita, noted that the May 12 march and the signature drive “represent two major events for the growth of awareness with regard to the right to life.”

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