May 4, 2014 / 01:11 pm
The fourth annual March for Life held in Rome May 4 drew attendees from across Italy, Europe and the United States.
“The beautiful thing about this march is that it has always been very international,” explained Joseph Meaney, Director of Coordination for the global pro-life group Human Life International.
“The Italians have had a pro-life movement for years, decades, but they’ve never really had a lot of marches, and so they put this together… (with) all different kinds of Italian groups, widening out to European, and now even further,” he told CNA on May 4.
Rosa, an Italian woman from the province of Caserta, north of Naples, was at the March for Life in Rome for the first time. “I’m happy to be here with my friends because it’s a moment of joy and happiness,” she explained.
The group came to “demonstrate together for life, because life is good, and invaluable for all, and it’s necessary to protect it.”
“Life is the most fundamental good that we can have. Therefore, if we don’t protect it as young people, who can?” Rosa’s friend added.
Giorgio, a young man originally from Albania, expressed a similar conviction.
“Life must be respected properly–it’s the foundation of everything,” he said, adding “it would be very beautiful if…everyone in the world rose up to protect life.”
Elvira, a 17-year-old girl from Poland, travelled to Rome with a group of 50 young people. She said they wanted to show that “life is very important for everyone.” …
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