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Sun Aug 18, 2013, 03:37 PM

 

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, Im a little bit afraid of screwing it up because Ive never done this before, Hummer told him.

Wiles reassured him, saying, Ive 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.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/08/18/catholic-priest-forms-unlikely-bond-with-death-row-inmate.html

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Sun Aug 18, 2013, 06:31 PM

1. Very moving. Thanks for sharing. nt

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Mon Aug 19, 2013, 07:24 AM

2. It's nice to read about a priest acting as a minister of Christ.

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