In a message dated Dec. 6, 2016, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, says that “His Holiness Pope Francis sends warm greetings and the assurance of his closeness in prayer to the many thousands of young people from throughout America” gathered in Washington.
The pope, Parolin continues, is “profoundly grateful for this impressive testimony to the sacredness of every human life.”
Quoting from Francis’s document on the family, Amoris Laetitia, the letter sent to those marching says that “so great is the value of a human life, and so inalienable the right to life of an innocent child growing in the mother’s womb, that no alleged right … can justify a decision to terminate that life.”
Saturday, 28 January 2017
Crux: Backing March for Life, Pope says nothing can justify ending life of ‘innocent child’