A day after the White House announced that President Obama would be meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, the pontiff tweeted support for the March for Life protest against abortion in Washington, D.C.

"I join the March for Life in Washington with my prayers," Pope Francis noted on Twitter, "May God help us respect all life, especially the most vulnerable."

Organizers for the 41st annual March for Life announced that the event will take place on the National Mall in spite of the heavy snow that hit the Washington area Tuesday.