AMERICA/COLOMBIA - Parish priest found dead

Thursday, 30 July 2020 missionaries killed   violence   evangelization   priests  


San Miguel (Agenzia Fides) - On the afternoon of Monday 27 July, the faithful who, through the social networks of Santander, in the municipality of San Miguel, were waiting to attend the 6pm mass, received the news of the death of the parish priest, Father José Miguel Vergara Camacho, 40 years old.
Agenzia Fides received the short press release from the diocese of Malaga Soatà, in which Mgr. José Libardo Garces, Bishop of the diocese, and the priests express their condolences to the priest's family and the community of San Miguel.
Fr. Vergara had arrived three years ago in the municipality of San Miguel and was loved by the inhabitants of the community. Mayor Fidel Castro remembers him as a simple and humble man in the work done with the community. The causes of the death of the parish priest, who also carried out the ministry in the municipality of Cepitá, are under investigation by the authorities. (CE) (Agenzia Fides, 30/7/2020)