February 3, 2000:
Fr. Frank Pavone represented Priests for Life today at the
National Prayer Breakfast, held at the Washington Hilton and Towers in
Washington, DC. President and Mrs. Clinton, together with the Speaker of the
House, members of the Senate and House of Representatives, and civic and
religious leaders from around the nation and the world participated. Attendees
heard readings from Scripture, religious music, speeches, and a special message
from Pope John Paul II, which was read by Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo, the Papal
Nuncio to the United States. The Holy Father's letter referred to the protection
of "every human being's inalienable right to life from conception until natural
death" as "the great civil rights issue of our time."
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