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Bishop Richard Umbers departs Sydney Airport with the pilgrims on 18 January for the March for Life in Washington. PHOTO: Supplied

With Aussie flags and an inflatable kangaroo at the ready around 20 young people led by Bishop Richard Umbers left Sydney’s international airport for Mexico on 18 January for a 15-day pilgrimage culminating in the March for Life in Washington.

After the March on 24 January the group will attend the city’s annual Students for Life Conference.

“The March for Life Pilgrimage offers a unique opportunity for this group of Australians to experience the culture of life in a new way,” said director of LifeChoice Australia Rebecca Gosper.  “It is the largest annual demonstration in the world.

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“Being part of this event is a privilege and my hope is that this group of pilgrims will return back to Australia inspired to stand up for life.”

Last year Sydney pilgrims joined a 200,000-strong crowd at the March for Life in what they described as an “unforgettable experience”. This time they will also visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadelupe and other sacred sites.

Look out for the pilgrim’s blog at The Catholic Weekly.

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