Vatican City, Mar 25, 2020 / 05:00 am
Pope Francis said Wednesday that the Church's pro-life message is more relevant than ever as the world faces the coronavirus pandemic.
"The attacks on the dignity and life of people unfortunately continue even in our era … We are faced with new threats and new slavery, and legislation is not always to protect the weakest and most vulnerable human life," Pope Francis said March 25.
"The message of the encyclical Evangelium Vitae is therefore more relevant than ever," the pope said in his livestreamed Wednesday audience.
This year's Solemnity of the Annunciation marks the 25th anniversary of the encyclical Evangelium Vitae promulgated by St. John Paul II on the value and inviolability of human life.