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January 21, 2004


Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia, will lead approximately five thousand people from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. on January 22, 2004. This date marks the 31st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. Cardinal Rigali will be joined by seminarians from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, college and high school students and parishioners. Many parishes and schools send buses to the annual event.

Thursday, January 22, 2004
8:00 a.m. Departure

West Philadelphia Catholic High School
4501 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls
1000 W. Lycoming Street
Philadelphia, PA

The contingent traveling from Philadelphia will meet at 12:00 p.m. on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 15th Street. Prior to the March for Life, Cardinal Rigali will concelebrate the annual Youth Mass which is being held for the first time in Washington D.C.'s major sports arena.
10:00 a.m.
MCI Center
601 F Street NW (at the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro station)
Washington, D.C.

Any media wishing to interview Cardinal Rigali in Washington, D.C. are asked to kindly contact John Cox in the Office for Communications at 215-587-3747 or by cell phone at 215-630-4005.

John Cox
Communications Assistant

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