Hundreds of residents from the Diocese of Rochester boarded buses heading for Washington, D.C., to join thousands of pilgrims from across the nation Jan. 19 for the 45th-annual March for Life. Before the march, Bishop Salvatore R. Matano gave the homily at the Right to Life Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
Bishop Salvatore R. Matano gives the homily during the Right to Life Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., Jan. 19 before the March for Life.
Sydney Flanagan of Florida bows her head during the March for Life.
Rochester seminarian Benjamin Knopf prays the rosary during the march.
A participant raises a sign during the march.
A Right to Life Mass is held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
Eleven-year-old Sarah Lawson of Addison (left) and her mother, Julie Lawson (right), kneel during Mass.
March attendees carry a banner at the front of the procession.
Thirteen-year-old Seth Edwards of Spencerport walks behind the Diocese of Rochester banner during the march.
A Knights of Our Lady member holds a statue of Mary near the U.S. Capitol building.
A pro-life marcher displays a sign near the U.S. Capitol building.
Protesters rally outside the Supreme Court at the end of the march.
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