Denver, Colo., Oct 6, 2016 / 11:01 am
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wrote a letter to Catholic leaders during a two-day conference in Denver this week, identifying himself as pro-life and vowing to support core values such as religious liberty and school choice.
"I have a message for Catholics: I will be there for you. I will stand with you. I will fight for you," he wrote Oct. 5. "I am, and will remain, pro-life. I will defend your religious liberties and the right to fully and freely practice your religion, as individuals, business owners and academic institutions."
Trump's letter was addressed to the 18th Annual Catholic Leadership Conference, being held Oct 4-6 in Denver.
He stated that Catholics are "a rich part of our nation's history" and that "the United States was, and is, strengthened through Catholic men, women, priests and religious Sisters."