I join all those marching for life from afar, and pray that political leaders will protect the unborn and promote a culture of life.
— Benedict XVI (@Pontifex) January 25, 2013
I wonder if @BarackObama and @MichelleObama noticed the mitre among the mighty throng of hundreds of thousands of marchers, both those on foot and those looking on from afar.
Although he didn't indulge us Latin lovers, he did not neglect to send the message in Spanish as well ...
Me uno a todos los que se manifiestan por la vida, y ruego para que los políticos protejan al no nacido y promuevan la cultura de la vida.
— Benedicto XVI (@Pontifex_es) January 25, 2013
This Spanish tweet should not go unnoticed, as Hispanics in America, though predominantly Catholic, find themselves on the wrong side politically on this issue. Perhaps they might feel that certain politicians are more attuned to their interests than others. The strength that they are coveted as a voting bloc increases their influence on this issue. Thus, the Catholic Church in America must proclaim the Gospel of Life not only boldly, but bilingually!