Bedside priest prepares for one year anniversary of Terri Schiavo death

.- Fr. Frank Pavone was by Terri Schiavo’s bedside just before she died one year ago next Friday.

This year, the well-known priest, who is head of the group, Priests for Life, plans to spend the one year anniversary with Terri’s family, and by her gravesite, offering comfort and prayers.

Fr. Pavone became a well-recognized media presence last year outside the Pinellas Park, Florida hospice where Mrs. Schiavo died.

At one point, he bluntly declared to the assembled media that her death was “murder”, adding that it was not “peaceful” or “gentle,” as Schiavo’s husband Michael had suggested, but that she suffered “an agony unlike anything I have ever seen.”

Schaivo’s husband ordered his wife’s feeding tube removed last year following years of incapacitation and brain damage. Her family fought him vigilantly in a battle that waged all the way up to President Bush, the Supreme Court and the Vatican.


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