Thomson ReutersJanuary 22, 2014 11:46
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has used Twitter to back an annual anti-abortion rally, the March for Life, which is expected to draw tens of thousands of activists to Washington on Wednesday.
"I join the March for Life in Washington with my prayers. May God help us respect all life, especially the most vulnerable," he said on his Twitter account in a message that was quickly re-tweeted thousands of times.
The Argentinian-born pontiff has some 11.5 million followers on his Twitter account in several languages, @pontifex.