STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, and the entire pastoral team of its various ministries, welcomed today the news of the appointment of Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano as papal nuncio to the United States.
“Archbishop Vigano will receive a warm welcome from the Church in the United States, as well as from the various associations, such as our own, who advance the work of the Church in union with the Holy Father,” Father Pavone said. “In particular, the pro-life movement looks forward to working with the new Nuncio, as we seek to build a Culture of Life. Christians of every denomination will find encouragement through the words and sentiments of the Holy Father that will be conveyed on various occasions by the Nuncio.”
Referring to next year’s Presidential election, Father Pavone said, “The Nuncio has indicated that, in relation to the upcoming elections, he will consult with the bishops and learn from them. We also look forward to the fruitful interaction between the Nuncio and the many organizations, associations, and movements that work to promote political responsibility among the faithful in the United States, and to do so in such a way that is free from unwarranted and crippling fears that take refuge in misrepresentations, often found at the diocesan level, of what the law says Churches may or may not do regarding elections.”
Priests for Life is the nation's largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.