Sunday, May 13, 2012

March for Life Rome Roundup

Reports are slowly coming in...


Edward Pentin of NCRegister has a report

Many young people took part, with most marchers coming from northern Italy, followed by representatives from the center of the country and then Italians from the south, with a large participation of Sicilians. Well represented were also citizens from other countries, especially those where pro-life marches have become commonplace, such as the United States, Belgium, France, Spain, Poland and Germany.
Several prominent Italian politicians from across the political spectrum were also present, including Maurizio Gasparri, Stefano De Lillo and the well-known Egyptian-born convert from Islam, Magdi Cristiano Allam, who is now a member of the European Parliament.
Among the foreign participants were 25 members of the Filipino group Couples for Christ, 13 seminarians from the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, as well as representatives of the Order of Malta, Human Life International, and the Italian head of the Society of St. Pius X. Two Buddhist monks also marched, carrying a placard to end abortion in Tibet.


Catholic News Agency reports

American cardinal Raymond L. Burke led a group of priests in the march. He said it brought back memories for him of "so many marches" in America.
"They serve a very important function," he told CNA, "first to give a witness in our whole country to the inviolable dignity of human life but second, to awake consciences to what is happening."
The cardinal was "pleased" that such an event has finally reached Rome.
"I can only imagine that it will grow and increase every year and that it will be an important part in Italy, as it is in America, for the restoration of the respect for the dignity of human life," he said.


Orders of Preachers (Dominicans) blogspot has a report and fantastic slideshow
Snippet:
Earlier today, Dominican friars from the Angelicum marched in the 2nd Annual Italian March for Life took place in Rome.  It began at the Colosseum, went past the "Birthday Cake" (i.e. the monument to Victor Emmanuel), and then ended by the Castel Sant' Angelo right near the Vatican.


Gloria TV has video

AGI.IT has a report.


Here's something from Huffington Post (of all places)



Italy Abortion Protests

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