Editor’s note. LifeZine is a publication of the Irish Family & Life Organization, a leading Irish pro-life organization.
In a special message to Catholics in Ireland and Britain for the annual ‘Day for Life’, Pope Francis has called on young Catholics in particular to work “to ensure adequate legal protection for the fundamental human right to life”.
The theme of this year’s Day for Life, which will be celebrated in Ireland on Sunday October 5, is #livelife Protect and Cherish Life from its beginning to its natural end.
Pope Francis expressed his confidence “that this annual witness to the sanctity of God’s gift of life will inspire the faithful, and young Catholics in particular, to combat the culture of death, not only by working to ensure adequate legal protection for the fundamental human right to life, but also by seeking to bring the merciful love of Christ as a life-giving balm to those troubling ‘new forms of poverty and vulnerability’ (cf. Evangelii Gaudium 210) which are increasingly evident in contemporary society.”