Due to heavy snowfall along the Northeast corridor, all buses of Catholic faithful scheduled to depart from the Philadelphia Archdiocese for the March for Life to Washington, D.C., have been cancelled, the archdiocese announced Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 21.
Philadelphia, Washington and surrounding regions were experiencing a storm expected to dump approximately 12 inches of snow by Wednesday morning, followed by bitter cold temperatures in the single digits.
More than 60 busloads of participants were set to leave the area to Washington Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning for the 41st annual march on Wednesday, Jan. 22.
The date commemorates the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in the United States.
A large contingent from parishes and schools in the Philadelphia Archdiocese had planned to participate in the march in Washington, along with other local events witnessing to the sanctity of human life from conceptionm to natural death.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ novena for life, a nine-day period of prayers and witness, continues through Jan. 26.
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