Rome's March for Life draws international crowd

Strong turnout

The fourth annual March for Life, held in Rome on Sunday, drew attendees from across Italy, Europe and the United States, reports the Catholic News Agency.

'The beautiful thing about this march is that it has always been very international,' explained Joseph Meaney, Director of Coordination for the global pro-life group Human Life International.

'The Italians have had a pro-life movement for years, decades, but they’ve never really had a lot of marches, and so they put this together… (with) all different kinds of Italian groups, widening out to European, and now even further,' he told CNA.

Rosa, an Italian woman from the province of Caserta, north of Naples, was at the March for Life in Rome for the first time. 'I’m happy to be here with my friends because it’s a moment of joy and happiness,' she explained.

The group came to 'demonstrate together for life, because life is good, and invaluable for all, and it’s necessary to protect it. Life is the most fundamental good that we can have. Therefore, if we don’t protect it as young people, who can?' Rosa’s friend added.

Giorgio, a young man originally from Albania, expressed a similar conviction.

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