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Sun Aug 18, 2013, 02:37 PM Aug 2013

Catholic priest forms unlikely bond with Death Row inmate

By JoAnne Viviano
The Columbus Dispatch
Sunday August 18, 2013 6:17 AM

When Death Row inmate Mark Wiles asked the Rev. Lawrence Hummer to comfort him during his final hours, the Catholic priest agreed.

“The only thing is, I’m a little bit afraid of screwing it up because I’ve never done this before,” Hummer told him.

Wiles reassured him, saying, “I’ve never done this before, either.”

Hummer, a priest for 40 years, has a contract to counsel Catholic inmates at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution. When Death Row moved to the prison in 2011, his role expanded to include men facing execution.


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Very moving. Thanks for sharing. nt No Vested Interest Aug 2013 #1
It's nice to read about a priest acting as a minister of Christ. Fortinbras Armstrong Aug 2013 #2
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