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January 23, 2013

ARCHBISHOP CHAPUT TO LEAD FAITHFUL TO
40TH ANNUAL MARCH FOR LIFE

Promoting the respect and protection of all human life and the end of legalized abortion


Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will lead thousands of faithful from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on the Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. on Friday, January 25, 2013. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe vs. Wade, which legalized abortion in the United States.

The March for Life activities will begin with an Opening Mass at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The principal celebrant and homilist will be Cardinal Seán Patrick O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Boston and Chairman-elect of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Pro-Life Committee.

Thursday, January 24, 2013
6:30 p.m.
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
400 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, D.C., 20017


Archbishop Chaput will be the main celebrant and homilist at a Mass on the morning of the March for Life for participants from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Friday, January 25, 2013
10:00 a.m.
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
400 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, D.C., 20017


The March for Life Rally will begin at the National Mall at 12:00 p.m. Participants from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will meet on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 6th Street (in front of the National Gallery of Art). They will process behind the Archdiocese of Philadelphia banner, carried by seminarians from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. The March for Life is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m.

For Media Coverage of Bus Departures:

A bus sponsored by the Office for Cultural Ministries will depart from Saint Raymond Parish for Washington, D.C. on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 4:00 a.m. from 1350 Vernon Rd. in Philadelphia.

Three buses from Archbishop Ryan High School in Philadelphia will depart at 6:15 a.m. from the school's main entrance - 11201 Academy Road, Philadelphia, 19154.

Two buses from Bishop McDevitt High School will depart for Washington, D.C. on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 6:15 a.m. from the school parking lot at 125 Royal Ave. in Wyncote, PA.

Buses transporting more than 100 seminarians will depart Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood at 5:45 a.m.


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Editor's Note: For more information please visit the Office for Family, Life and the Laity at http://archphila.org/evangelization/resplife/resplife.htm


Contact
Jhoselyn Martinez
Communications Specialist
215-587-3747

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