Bishop Charlie Masters and Canon Jack Lumanog (Archbishop’s Canon and Chief Operating Officer) were asked to represent the Anglican Church in North America standing on the steps of Parliament Hill alongside Roman Catholic leaders including Cardinal Thomas Collins (Archbishop of Toronto), Archbishop Terrence Pendergast (Archdiocese of Ottawa), and Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi (Papal Nuncio to Canada). In addition, pro-life members of Parliament addressed the estimated crowd of over 25,000 who had gathered in peaceful witness to march through the streets of Ottawa.
The National Director of Anglicans for Life Canada, The Rev. Vicky Hedelius, was asked to lead the closing prayers and deliver the blessing at the candlelight prayer vigil where a large number of students and young adults joined in intercession for an end to abortion.
Before the Canadian National March for Life, a prayer service was held at St. Peter and St. Paul Anglican Church in Ottawa – just a few blocks away from Parliament Hill.