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Pro-Life Philippines founder in 'critical condition'

  • ucanews.com reporter, Manila
  • Philippines
  • September 7, 2012
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The activist nun who established Pro-Life Philippines suffered a ruptured aneurysm yesterday and is now in critical condition.

Mary Pilar Verzosa, a Religious of the Good Shepherd nun, was giving a lecture to students at De La Salle University in Cavite City when she experienced dizziness, headaches and vomiting, the Catholic bishops' conference website reported.

The report said Verzosa suffered massive bleeding in the brain and is being kept alive by an artificial respirator.

Verzosa will turn 68 on September 24 and a party-cum-fundraising event had been scheduled in her honor on September 29.

"Whatever God’s plan is for our dear Sister Pilar, we will push through with honoring her life," said Lorna Melegrito, Pro-Life Philippines executive director.

Verzosa is known for her advocacy for women and families in crisis. Her work paved the way for the establishment of Pro-Life Philippines in the mid-1970s.
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