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LAKE CHARLES — The Reverend John A. Poerio, 90, a priest of the Diocese of Lake Charles, died Thursday, October 26, in Villa Maria Retirement Center. He had been a priest for 63 years.

Visitation will be Monday, Oct. 30, from 4 to 8 p.m. in Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church with a Scripture Service at  6 p.m. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m. from Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church with The Most Reverend Glen John Provost, Bishop of Lake Charles, as the celebrant and homilist.

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By Pamela Seal
Diocese of Lake Charles 

LAKE CHARLES — Ashley Bratcher still gets emotional when she thinks about the possibility that she almost never had a chance to step foot on this earth. But God knew all along that He formed her in the womb to one day be the face of the pro-life world.

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