FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fr. Frank Pavone, a witness at the bedside of Terri Schiavo in the final hours before her death on March 31, 2005, will be available for comment as the one-year marking of her passing approaches.
Twelve months ago, outside the Pinellas Park hospice where Mrs. Schiavo died, Fr. Pavone bluntly declared to the assembled media that her death was “murder.” He added subsequently that Terri’s death was not “peaceful” or “gentle,” but that she suffered “an agony unlike anything I have ever seen.”
Fr. Pavone will visit privately with Terri's family on the day of the anniversary. Around the same time, he plans to make his own personal visit to Terri's grave and bless it.
Fr. Pavone is the National Director of Priests for Life and the President of the National Pro-Life Religious Council.