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Pro-Life Philippines founder dies

Leading churchmen pay tribute to Sister Mary Pilar Verzosa

"Her dedication should serve as an inspiration for all," said Archbishop Palma
  • ucanews.com reporter, Manila
  • Philippines
  • September 10, 2012
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Sister Mary Pilar Verzosa, the founder of Pro-Life Philippines, passed away yesterday at the age of 67.

The Good Shepherd nun suffered an aneurysm on Thursday while giving a lecture to students at De La Salle University in Cavite City. She later slipped into a coma from which she did not recover.

Leading churchmen paid tribute to the nun who started the Philippine pro-life movement 1974 and became one of the staunchest advocates of life and family.

"We know that her life was devoted to the appreciation of life," said Archbishop Jose Palma of Cebu, president of the bishops' conference. "She lived such a life of goodness and dedication.  Sister Verzosa's dedication should serve as an inspiration for all to care for life."

"It is for us to continue what she started," said Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo.

Her remains have been cremated and taken to the Good Shepherd Convent chapel in Quezon City.

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