FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jerry Horn, 540-785-4733
Date: May 13, 2005
Founder Dedicates New Pro-Life Society
Memory of John Paul II
Rome, Italy -- Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of
Priests for Life, announced today from his Rome office that the new Society
of Priests he has been given permission to establish will be dedicated in a
special way to the memory and teachings of Pope John Paul II. This
announcement comes on the same day that Pope Benedict XVI announced that he
has begun the process by which John Paul II could be declared a saint.
Fr. Pavone stated, "The Missionaries of
the Gospel of Life, as a group of priests dedicated exclusively to the
defense of life from attacks like abortion and euthanasia, draws its plan of
action from Pope John Paul II's teaching and example -- and in particular from
his encyclical, The Gospel of Life.
Our efforts move forward as a living memorial of this great Pope, and we
dedicate this new initiative to him, the Pope of Life."
Fr. Pavone explained that the Constitutions of the new society will be
presented shortly for approval to the Most Reverend John Yanta, Bishop of
Amarillo, under whose authority this new society will operate. On June 24-26, a
retreat will be held in Amarillo for men discerning the call to join the
society. Those interested may email
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