FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Contact: Patricia M. Chivers
Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory to Pray For Human Life
Pope Requests Worldwide Prayer on November 27
ATLANTA – Pope Benedict XVI made an unprecedented request for prayer for unborn human life, asking Catholics worldwide to observe a “Vigil for All Human Life” coinciding with the beginning of Advent. Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory will celebrate a prayer service for all nascent human life on Saturday, November 27, at 12 noon at the Cathedral of Christ the King, 2699 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30305. Other prayer services will be held in parishes of the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
Mary McClusky, Special Projects Coordinator at the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, stated, “Throughout its nearly 2,000-year existence, the Catholic Church has been a preeminent guardian of human life — through her teachings, her pastoral care in countless Catholic hospitals, clinics, pregnancy care centers, orphanages, nursing homes, and hospices, and through her promotion of the common good and opposition to unjust laws. Prayer is the foundation of all these efforts. As Christians begin the Advent season of preparation for the coming of the Lord, the vigil observances will thank God for the Incarnation and ask the Lord’s protection ‘over every human being called into existence’.”
Archbishop Gregory said, “I invite all Christians to begin the Advent season uniting in prayer for God’s protection and help for human life. All are welcome to take part in a special prayer on November 27 whether at home or traveling over the Thanksgiving holidays.”
For more information, contact Pat Chivers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-480-6865.
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