Pope Francis on February 4, 2018, thanked participants in Italy’s Pro-Life Day and expressed solidarity with the efforts of the Italian bishops. The Holy Father’s comments after the Angelus, prayed in St. Peter’s Square with a crowd estimated at 20,000.
Observed today in Italy is Pro-Life Day, which has as its theme “The Gospel of Life, Joy for the World.” I associate myself to the Message of the Italian Bishops and express my appreciation and encouragement to the different ecclesial realities, which in so many ways promote and support life, in particular, the Pro-Life Movement, whose not so numerous exponents present here, I greet. And this worries me: there aren’t that many that fight for life in a world where every day more arms are built, every day more laws are made against life, every day this throwaway culture goes on, of discarding what isn’t useful, what is annoying. Please, let us pray so that our people are more conscious of the defense of life in this time of destruction and discarding of humanity.
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