Lima, Peru, Mar 15, 2016 / 23:03 pm
Three-quarters of a million people paraded through downtown Lima on Saturday in a massive celebration of life from conception to natural death.
Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne addressed the crowd March 12, urging prayers for the family and for any women who "for some reason in a moment of weakness unfortunately aborted" her child, saying that forgiveness is always necessary.
However, he stressed, "we can't just easily let them say abortion is a right. It's not a right; it's murder!"
Cardinal Cipriani said Pope Francis sent his blessing to the Lima March for Life during their March 4 meeting in Rome with the Pontifical Commission for Latin America. The cardinal showed the Holy Father the official poster for this year's march and the Pope gave his blessing and wished them as much success as they had last year.