Pro Life adovcates Chris Da Silva, John Smiht, Frances Hopkins, Andrew Ris-Ringo, James Leach, Angela Schumann and Mirjana came through Lismore on their walk to 1600km walk to Sydney. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star
Pro Life adovcates Chris Da Silva, John Smiht, Frances Hopkins, Andrew Ris-Ringo, James Leach, Angela Schumann and Mirjana came through Lismore on their walk to 1600km walk to Sydney. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star Marc Stapelberg

Pro-Life group walking from Brisbane to Melbourne

SEVEN young people from NSW and Victoria stopped in Lismore today during a 1600k walk from Brisbane to Melbourne sharing a pro-life message across the Eastern States of Australia.

The first annual pro-life walk started on December 14 in the Queensland capital and will end on January 13 in Victoria.

The seven walkers, aged between 18 and 29 years, are Chris De Silva, John Smith, Frances Hopkins, Andrew Kis-Rigo, James Leach, Angela Schumann and Mirjana, who did not wish to give her surname.

"The walk started in 1993 after World Youth Day, when (the late Pope) John Paul II asked young people to take the message of life out into the streets.

A group of Americans took up the idea and since 1995 they have been walking across American spreading the same message in a three-month walk," James Leach said.

"This is the first walk in Australia and a girl called Allison Lattie came from the USA and has been leading our walk," he said.

The group expects to arrive in Yamba tonight.

To learn more about the Pro-Life Walk visit their website.



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