Marcia Nazionale per la Vita

May 13, 2012

On May 13, 2012, Rome hosted the second annual National March for Life in the city of Rome.  Thousands turned out to show their support of the cause of life.  Despite being a Catholic nation, abortion has been legal in Italy since 1978.  Some of those attending were Dominicans from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas — the Angelicum.  Among those in attendance was American, His Eminence Raymond Cardinal Burke, the Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura and formerly the Archbishop of St. Louis. The procession began at the Colosseum, went past the monument to Victor Emmanuel, walked down the Corso Vittorio Emanuele II to the Largo di Torre Argentina, and then continued across the bridge of the angels to finish at Castel Sant’Angelo, near St. Peter’s Basilica. In a recent AP story appearing in the Washington Post, Fr. Dominic Holtz, OP, a priest of the Province of St. Albert the Great (Central Province) and a professor of philosophy at the Angelicum, is referenced as saying, “the march united people from around the world against legalized abortion.” Below is a slideshow of the March.

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