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An estimated 500,000 pro-life citizens join the annual March for Life in Lima, Peru, on Saturday, March 21, 2015.

ROME, June 5, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis told Peru’s pro-life movement to “keep on making noise” on Wednesday after Lima’s Catholic cardinal showed him photos from the country’s massive March for Life in the spring.

At a general audience with the pope, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani of the Archdiocese of Lima showed him images of the March 21 pro-life event, as well as of a Pentecost gathering, both organized by the Archdiocese of Lima. When the Holy Father saw the pictures he said, “Keep on making noise!”

The Pope used the expression for the first time during the World Youth Day in 2013. During a meeting with the Argentinian youth he said, “Let me tell you what I hope will be the outcome of World Youth Day: I hope there will be noise. … I want the noise to go out.”

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Cardinal Cipriani is following closely the Pope’s advice. The 2015 edition of the March for Life in Lima gathered more than 500,000 people. It is now considered one of the largest marches for life in the world. Cardinal Cipriani not only participated in the march but he also was one of its main organizers and its keynote speaker.

During the march, Cardinal Cipriani read a message that Pope Francis sent to the participants. The pope said that all life is sacred and encouraged the participants to defend the right to life of the unborn.

Both events – the March for Life and the Pentecost gathering – were organized under the XX Archdiocesan Synod of Lima.

Cardinal Cipriani is in Rome to participate in the meetings of the Economics Committee of the Holy See. 


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