Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement on the selection of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis.
“The worldwide ministry of Priests for Life is delighted at the selection of Pope Francis and promise him our daily prayers.
Because the work of ending abortion is central to the priorities of the Church, we know we can look forward to continued clear and strong teaching from the Holy Father regarding the rights of the unborn. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with the various dicasteries in Rome under the leadership of the new Pope to advance the Culture of Life.
We call on all believers to pray for the new Pope each day, and have provided a prayer at PrayerCampaign.org. At that site, people can also leave their messages of congratulations and pledge of prayers, which we will deliver to the Holy Father's office."