NEW DELHI, India (LifeSiteNews) — Under the leadership of Western Latin and Eastern Syro-Malabar Rite Catholic bishops, India will observe its first National March for Life as a “Day of Mourning” for the millions of babies killed in abortion in the country over the last 50 years.
The March will take place on Wednesday, August 10, in New Delhi, the nation’s capital. Present will be Syro-Malabar Rite Archbishop Kuriakose Bharanikulangara of the Diocese of Faridabad, and Bishop Deepak Valerian Tauro, Auxiliary of the Archdiocese of Delhi and Chairman of the Pro-Life Commission.
The event will protest the country’s 51 years of legalized abortion since the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act of 1971. According to Archbishop Kuriakose, since 1971, India has seen an estimated 15.6 million abortions every year, nearing a total of 800 million deaths of the unborn.
The “Day of Mourning” will include a 2.5-kilometer march to the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Delhi, concluding with Mass at the Cathedral and tolling of funeral bells in commemoration of the millions of dead killed in abortion. The demonstration is organized by CHARIS India, the official body of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services in India together with the Delhi Catholic Charismatic Service of Communion.
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