Participating in the March for Life? There’s an indulgence for that

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JANUARY 7, 2018 – The Archdiocese of Washington and the Diocese of Arlington have announced that Catholics participating in the 45th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. on January 19 will be able to receive a plenary indulgence for doing so.

A letter singed by Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington and Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington on December 20 states that an indulgence could be awarded to those who “take part in the sacred celebrations, along with the great assembly of people, throughout the whole course of the annual event that
is called ‘March for Life.”

The March for Life is an annual rally held by pro-life groups to mark the Supreme Court’s January 22, 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade. It is the most prominent rally held in the U.S. by anti-abortion groups to mark the Roe v. Wade decision and is usually accompanied by smaller protests nationwide.

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