Day for Life is the day the Catholic Church in Ireland, Scotland and England and Wales dedicates to celebrating the dignity of human life from conception to natural death.
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Day for Life this year reflects on what it means to live a full and happy life. It takes as its starting point the words of Pope Benedict during his recent visit to England, when he said:
‘Happiness is something we all want, but one of the great tragedies in this world is that so many people never find it, because they look for it in the wrong places. The key to it is very simple – true happiness is to be found in God. We need to have the courage to place our deepest hopes in God alone, not in money, in a career, in worldly success, or in our relationships with others, but in God. Only he can satisfy the deepest needs of our hearts.’
(Pope Benedict XVI, The Big Assembly: Address to Young People, Twickenham, England, 17 September 2010)