AMERICA/MEXICO - Violent death of a priest: the Church demands justice

Saturday, 24 August 2019 priests   missionaries   violence   martyrs   missionaries killed  


Matamoros (Agenzia Fides) - "With deep sorrow we participate in the tragic death of Fr. José Martín Guzmán Vega: the competent authorities have already started investigations to clarify the facts. In the meantime, we express our condolences to Guzmán Vega’s family and to the parish community of Cristo Rey de la Paz, Ejido Santa Adelaida, and we invite everyone to join in prayer to ask God for the eternal rest of Father Martin".
With this brief statement, the diocese of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, in Mexico, informed the community of the violent death of Fr. José Martín Guzmán Vega, which occurred on the evening of Thursday 22 August. The Bishop, Mgr. Eugenio Lira Rugarcia, signed the statement which informed of the murder. The 55-year-old priest died at “Dr. Alfredo Pumarejo” hospital where he had been taken after being seriously injured with a weapon. (CE) (Agenzia Fides, 24/08/2019)