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Faithful Gather in Manila to Pray "Rosary for Life"

Bishop Gabriel Reyes Cites Prayer As Effective in the Fight Against 'Culture of Death'

MANILA, NOV. 13, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Hundreds of Catholic faithful flocked to Nuestra Señora de Guia Archdiocesan Parish in Ermita, Manila yesterday for "Rosary for Life" aimed at stopping abortion.

The praying of the rosary was followed by a Eucharistic celebration led by Antipolo Bishop Gabriel V. Reyes, chair of the Episcopal Commission on Family and Life (ECFL).

Reyes in his homily pointed out that prayers are effective in the fight against the culture of death. He specifically noted the controversial measure now pending in both chambers of Congress.

"We are praying that the Reproductive Health bill may not pass," he said.

The prelate further explained that life advocates who are focused on spreading the truth that contraceptives are not the solutions to poverty must always remember the plight of poor people.

"The culture of life is also involved in helping the poor," said Reyes.

Rosary for Life is a prayer association which promotes reverence and respect for the God-given gift of life, especially that of the unborn. It was founded by Wyn Powers in 1989 after being inspired to help the unborn through a pro-life seminar and Rosary Congress where she learned of the benefits of praying the rosary.

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