Friday, August 19, 2005

A Catholic Priest Killed In Columbia

On Tuesday, I posted about the murder of two Catholic priests in Columbia. Yesterday, another Catholic priest was killed in Columbia. That brings the number of murdered Catholic priests in Columbia to three in one week.

The Associated Press reported:

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Gunmen dragged a Catholic priest out of a classroom in rural Colombia Thursday and shot him to death, bringing to three the number of clergy killed in the South American nation this week, officials said.

The Rev. Jesus Adrian Sanchez, 32, was teaching a high school religion class in Chaparral county, about 130 miles southwest of Bogota, when he was seized by gunmen, said parish priest Lizardo Monroy.

Monroy said he knew of no threats against Sanchez, whom he described as a good-humored priest who often rode his motorcycle to villages to celebrate Mass.

Tolima state police chief Col. Luis Ramirez said it was too early to say who may have killed Sanchez.


Rest in peace Fr. Sanchez.


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