Worldwide Day of the Gospel of Life – June 15-16, 2013

An Official Event of the Church’s Year of Faith

The Church is currently observing the "Year of Faith." As an official part of that observance, the Church designated a Day of Life which was observed June 15 and Sunday, June 16, including a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis.

This event was a sign, of course, of the integral connection between being a believer and being pro-life. Our stance in favor of life does not flow primarily from an ideology or a political platform, but rather from the same act of faith by which we embrace Jesus Christ, the Resurrection and the Life.

We therefore urged parishes, families, and individual believers to join with this observance by saying the prayer and using the resources below. Let us all rededicate ourselves to the Gospel of Life!

The Official Pilgrimage

Last year, at the same time that these events were first announced, Priests for Life announced that we had arranged a pilgrimage to help people take part in them. The events included educational seminars on Saturday, June 15, Eucharistic Adoration and Confessions, a Candlelight Procession in Rome on Saturday night, and a Mass in Saint Peter's Square on Sunday morning, June 16 at 10:30am celebrated by Pope Francis.

Below you will see photos and information from this pilgrimage. Enjoy!

Priests for Life
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