Terri Schiavo's Parents Greet Pope

VATICAN CITY, MAY 18, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI greeted the parents of Terri Schiavo, the American woman who died as a result of a court decision to remove her feeding tube.

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At the end of today’s general audience, held in St. Peter’s square, the Holy Father greeted Bob and Mary Schindler, who showed him a photograph of their daughter.

The Schindlers, who were among the 25,000 pilgrims attending the audience, arrived in Rome with members of the recently created association “Missionaries of the Gospel of Life,” founded by Father Frank Pavone.

Terri Schiavo’s parents visited Cardinal Renato Martino, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, on Tuesday, to thank him for speaking out in favor of Terri’s life during the legal battle.

At the end of the audience, the Pope also personally greeted the sick and handicapped in wheelchairs.

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