Pope Francis announced the date when John Paul II and John XXIII will be declared saints. Both will be canonized on April 27th, 2014, which marks the Day of Divine Mercy.
We are very happy with this, since their canonization reconfirms and strengths the message of the culture of life.
Pope John Paul was actively Pro-life and he encouraged us to be pro-life too, here are some of his quotes
- Give us the grace – When the sacredness of life before birth is attacked, to stand up and proclaim that no one ever has the authority to destroy unborn life.”
- “Never tire of firmly speaking out in defense of life from its conception and do not be deterred from the commitment to defend the dignity of every human person with courageous determination. Christ is with you: be not afraid!”
- You are called to stand up for life! To respect and defend the mystery of life always and everywhere, including the lives of unborn babies, giving real help and encouragement to mothers in difficult situations. You are called to work and pray against abortion.”
- “The promotion of the culture of life should be the highest priority in our societies…If the right to life is not defended decisively as a condition for all other rights of the person, all other references to human rights remain deceitful and illusory.”