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Cardinal George PellPatrick Craine / LifeSiteNews

ROME, April 29, 2015 ( — His Eminence George Cardinal Pell, prefect of the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy, and John-Henry Westen, Editor-in-Chief of LifeSiteNews will be the featured speakers at an upcoming international pro-family conference in Rome.

Cardinal Pell will address the topic of “Parents as the best educators,” while Mr. Westen's talk will focus on “Why we are worried: Key issues at the Family Synod.”

Voice of the Family, a global initiative of Catholic laity representing major pro-life/pro-family organizations, and co-founded by LifeSiteNews, is hosting the event.

Sponsors are the Associazione Famiglia Domani, Family Life International – New Zealand, Human Life International, LifeSiteNews, and the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children.

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The conference will take place on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 3 p.m. in Saint Pius X Hall, via dell’Ospedale 1, Rome.

The host and sponsors extend a warm welcome to all participants.


Saturday's international pro-family conference will be followed by the 5th annual March for Life Rome, which will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 10 at Castel Sant’Angelo.

“The March for Life is a sign that there are people who have not given up hope and want the rights of those who have no voice to prevail over the logic of utilitarianism, exasperated individualism, and a notion of law that allows the rights of the weak and innocent to be victimized,” the March organizers state.

They point out that “the initiative is neither a political demonstration, nor a religious procession; it is a rally for Life,” which aims to “affirm the sanctity of human life and therefore its absolute inviolability from its conception to its natural death, without exception, condition, nor compromise.”

The poster for this year's March for Life Rome is available here.