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In his Regina Caeli address, Pope Francis reminded the faithful about the “Evangelium Vitae Day” in Rome on June 15-16, calling it “a special moment especially for those who care about the defense of the sanctity of human life.” The Holy Father also invited us all to “keep the attention of everyone on the important issue of respect for human life from the moment of conception.”

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In his Regina Caeli address, Pope Francis reminded the faithful about the “Evangelium Vitae Day” click here in Rome on June 15-16, calling it “a special moment especially for those who care about the defense of the sanctity of human life.” The Holy Father also invited us all to “keep the attention of everyone on the important issue of respect for human life from the moment of conception.”

As part of the Year of Faith events, the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization has designated June 15-16 as days of celebration of “Evangelium Vitae,” Blessed Pope John Paul II’s encyclical on the Gospel of Life. The events click here on Saturday, June 15, for English speaking/American pilgrims will include Cardinal Raymond Burke, former Archbishop of St. Louis and current Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, and Archbishop Augustine DiNoia, Vice-President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei. The weekend concludes with a Papal Mass in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday morning, June 16.

The Vatican website for the Year of Faith Events has more details: click here, pilgrimage information and registration forms.

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