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Date: January 28, 2008

Dr. Alveda King Named One of the Top Ten People of 2007 by Inside the Vatican Magazine

Staten Island, NY – Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and full-time Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life, has been named one of the Top Ten People of 2007 by Inside the Vatican magazine.

In naming Dr. King, the magazine called her “one of the leading pro-life voices in America and the world today.” “I am humbled and honored by this recognition, but I give all glory to God who allows me to speak on behalf of His children who cannot speak for themselves,” Dr. King said.

Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director, stated, “All of us at Priests for Life are proud to have Alveda on the team. Through her efforts we have made significant headway in assisting our African-American brothers and sisters to understand that the pro-life movement belongs to them as much as to anyone else. Now is the time for more African-American leadership in defense of the unborn.”

Among those named with Dr. King are renowned historian Sir Martin Gilbert, Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, and Sr. Eugenia Bonetti, a worldwide leader in the struggle against human trafficking.

Priests for Life is the nation's largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit

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