Pro-life groups embrace and support Pope Benedict XVI
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.- Numerous pro-life groups are enthusiastic about the election of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger as the next Pope, praising his track record as a defender of the dignity of human life at all its stages, from conception to natural death.

"We thankfully recognize the staunch pro-life commitment of Cardinal Ratzinger during the whole of his episcopacy and we are confident that as Pope Benedict XVI, he will continue his strong defense of the Church's teaching on the sanctity of human life,” said Fr. Thomas Euteneuer, president of Human Life International.

Fr. Euteneuer said he hopes that the words of Pope John Paul II in Christifideles laici on the right to life will guide the new Pope “in this all-important task.” 

“We look forward to working together with and under the leadership of the new Pope to advance the Culture of Life," said Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life.

"For decades, he has been a strong voice in favor of life, clearly articulating the Church's teachings,” said Fr. Pavone, referring to the Pope’s tenure as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

"Joseph Ratzinger has always been a great champion of the Culture of Life," commented Pro-Life Action League’s national director Joe Scheidler.

"As Pope Benedict XIV, he is sure to carry on the work of Pope John Paul II in defending the value of life, especially those who are most vulnerable: the unborn, aged and disabled," he continued.

Scheidler also noted that Cardinal Ratzinger strongly supported American bishops who had the courage to stand up to pro-abortion Catholic politicians.

Judie Brown, president of American Life League, said her organization embraces Pope Benedict XVI as the 265th leader of the Catholic Church.
The American Life League is “confident” that Pope Benedict XVI will follow in the footsteps of Pope John Paul II and teach about the value and dignity of life “with courage.”

“We trust that his faith, actions and words will challenge the human family to create a culture of life and to embrace Christ's love for all of His children. May God bless Pope Benedict XVI," she said.

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