HLI Latin American Leader Granted USCCB Pro-Life Award

HLI’s Magaly Llaguno, who co-founded Vida Humana Internacional with Fr. Paul Marx, has defended life for over four decades.


DATE: August 9, 2011

CONTACT: Stephen Phelan 540-622-5270 – SPhelan@hli.orgwww.hli.org

ATLANTA, Georgia — Mrs. Magaly Llaguno, co-founder of Vida Humana Internacional (VHI – the Hispanic division of Human Life International), has been awarded the “People of Life” Award from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities. She was presented the award at a dinner last night in Atlanta by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities.

“On behalf of the board, the staff, and all of HLI’s pro-life missionaries around the world, I congratulate Magaly on a richly deserved honor for her tireless work on behalf of the most vulnerable members of Hispanic societies around the world,” said Monsignor Ignacio Barreiro-Carambula, interim president of HLI. “We are also very indebted to Cardinal DiNardo, Thomas Grenchik, all at the USCCB Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities for sharing our gratitude for Magaly and her and VHI’s accomplishments, as this award sheds light on the continuing and desperate situation of the unborn, the elderly and severely disabled, and all those whom society seems to increasingly find unworthy of the lives they already enjoy. Magaly’s and our work is far from done, but moments like this allow us to step back and take stock of the gifts we have been given in her and in all of our pro-life colleagues and missionaries.”

Mrs. Llaguno is Executive Director emeritus of VHI, which she co-founded with HLI founder Fr. Paul Marx in 1972, and currently serves as Director of Hispanic Outreach for HLI America.

This is the second consecutive year that someone associated with HLI has won the prestigious “People of Life” award from the USCCB: Last year HLI Board Chairman Patricia Bainbridge was also honored for her long and accomplished record of service to the pro-life movement.

For more information about Vida Humana Internacional, visit www.vidahumana.org.

About HLI: Human Life International: Pro-Life Missionaries to the World. Founded in 1981, HLI is the world’s largest international pro-life organization and has affiliates and associates in over 100 countries on six continents. www.hli.org



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