The Pope pledged his support for the March for Life in the United States using his @pontifex Twitter handle.
He said, “I join all those marching for life from afar, and pray that political leaders will protect the unborn and promote a culture of life.” He offered prayers in English and Spanish.
This year’s March for Life is marking the 40th anniversary of the US Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Roe v. Wade, which made abortion legal in all fifty states. Earlier this week, the Holy Father issued his Message for World Communication Day, in which he called on Catholics to be engaged through all forms of social media, especially new media, in spreading the Good News and building up public discourse.
Friday, January 25, 2013
March for Life: Pope tweets support
As noted earlier, Archbishop Robert Duncan and other Anglican bishops are participating in today's March for Life in Washington. Support from afar, via his Twitter account, now comes from Pope Benedict.