Washington D.C., Oct 20, 2003 / 22:00 pm
The parents of Terri Schiavo, the Florida woman being starved to death under court order at the request of her husband, together with a local parish priest are praying to Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta for a miracle for their daughter.
Father Thaddeus Malanowski brought a relic of Mother Teresa to the bedside of Schiavo, who suffered an unexplained heart attack more than ten years ago that left her paralyzed and unable to speak.
Her husband Michael Schiavo convinced a Florida judge to grant his request to withdraw the feeding tube from Terri despite intense opposition from her parents, Bob and Mary Schindler. While the husband still retains legal custody of Terri, he is now living with another woman with whom he has had one child and is expecting a second.
Terri's parents were granted permission to visit their daughter, who is starving to death, asking Fr. Malanowski to accompany them.