Pope Francis has called upon the faithful to pray for children in danger of abortion, pledging his support for pro-lifers once again, a sentiment that seems to evade liberals co-opting his statements in support of migrants this political season.
The Roman Pontiff made his comments during Italy's annual Day for Life, saying he joined the Bishops in "supporting bold educational action in favor of human life. Every life is sacred!"
"Let us promote the culture of life in response to the logic of disposability and a declining population," he said.
"Let us join together and pray for babies who are in danger of being aborted, as well as for people who are at the end of life. All life is sacred!" he said. "Let no one be left alone and may love defend the meaning of life."
Pope Francis then went on to quote Mother Teresa, whom he made a Saint this past September.
"Life is beauty, admire it; life is life, defend it!" before adding, "both for the child about to be born, and the person who is close to death: all life is sacred!"
During her canonization last fall, a ceremony that liberals resented, Pope Francis also gave reference to Mother Teresa's favor of the unborn as well as to the poor.
"Mother Teresa, in all aspects of her life, was a generous dispenser of divine mercy," the Pope said in his homily. "Making herself available for everyone through her welcome and defense of human life, those unborn and those abandoned and discarded."
"She was committed to defending life, ceaselessly proclaiming that 'the unborn are the weakest, the smallest, the most vulnerable,'" he added.