Bishop Tarabay writes from Lebanon: "Lord, protect Australia"
19 December, 2014
The head of the Maronite Church in Australia, Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay has issued a public letter to Prime Minister Tony Abbott and NSW Premier Mike Baird condemning the Martin Place siege on 16 December and expressing his solidarity with the two victims' families, the surviving hostages and the emergency services personnel who acted to alleviate the situation.
It’s up to young people to ‘end the scourge of abortion,’ says speaker
On a chilly and cloudy morning on the National Mall in Washington D.C., crowds gathered on 22 January for the annual March for Life, this year marking the 42nd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalising abortion virtually on demand.
Tens of thousands gathered first to hear a lineup of speakers, before marching from the Mall up Constitution Avenue to the U.S. Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill.
Early in the day, Pope Francis showed his support of the pro-life gathering by tweeting the theme: ‘Every Life is a Gift’ with the hashtag #marchforlife.
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