Lublin, Poland, May 11, 2018 / 09:36 am
The Archdiocese of Lublin has launched a campaign urging Catholics to take to social media in defense of the unborn, using selfies as a way to voice gratitude for one's life and the right to be born.
"When we take a selfie we show ourselves, but in this case, we give a sign that we are committed to defending life and the family," Archbishop Stanislaw Budzik of Lublin said in a May 10 statement coinciding with the launch of the campaign.
"We want to show gratitude to God for the gift of life, to our parents for letting us come to this beautiful world and to all those who defend life, who speak with joy and gratitude about life," he said, adding that "it is worth devoting all our strength" to defending life and family.
The campaign, titled "Selfie for Life," was launched by the Lublin archdiocese ahead of Poland's national March for Life and Family June 10, and is intended to rally a worldwide defense of life and marriage. Marches will take place in 160 cities throughout Poland.