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The Great Lent (Sawmo Rabo) Sunday, March 1 - Sunday, April 20, 2014

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His Eminence Participates in the March for Life

His Eminence Archbishop Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim participated in the 40th Annual March for Life in Washington D.C. On Thursday, January 25 His Eminence attended the opening Mass of the Virgil of the March for Life celebrated by the Roman Catholic Church at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. The Liturgy was presided by His Eminence Cardinal Sean O’Mally the Archbishop of Boston. Four other US cardinals, the Papal Nuncio and dozens of catholic bishops participated in the Liturgy. Hundreds of priests and seminarians also were in attendance. The church was filled to capacity with thousands of people who came out in support of the right of life and to say no to abortion. In his homily Cardinal O’Mally reminded the audience of the terrible impact of abortion on women, men and society in general.

On Friday the 26th of January, in the freezing cold weather, hundreds of thousands of people, all of strong conviction and faith, marched in the National Mall to make a bold statement in support of the rights of unborn babies to life. At the beginning of the March Archbishop Karim joined several Catholic and Orthodox bishops in offering opening prayers. The large crowds of people who came from all over the United States formed a long procession which ended at the doors of the Supreme Court.

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