Vatican City, Jan 24, 2020 / 09:20 am
As the March for Life got underway in Washington, DC, Pope Francis and Vice President Mike Pence met in the Vatican Friday to discuss the Church's commitment to the pro-life movement.
"It was a great privilege to spend time with Pope Francis and to be able to do so on a day that literally hundreds of thousands of Americans, including many Catholic Americans, are gathered on our National Mall in Washington D.C. standing up for the right to life, was a particular joy for me," Pence told EWTN News Jan. 24.
"And to hear his passion for the sanctity of life ... It was a great privilege," Pence added.
"I believe that the Church in the U.S. has been a bulwark in the right to life movement since Roe v Wade was first adopted by our Supreme Court in 1973," the vice president said after his hour long meeting with the pope.