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تاريخ التسجيل : 21/09/2009
|موضوع: 14 priests killed in the world in 2013 الجمعة 09 أغسطس 2013, 16:18|| |
14 priests killed in the world in 2013
A gathering of priests
Colombia ranks top of the macabre list of names, with 4 of its priests killed
VATICAN INSIDER STAFF
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Fourteen priests have been killed in various parts of the world since the beginning of 2013. The last murder took place in the town of Marano, in the Northern Italian Province of Trento.
According to religious news blog Il Sismografo, America tops the death list with 10 priests killed. Of these murders, 4 took place in Colombia (Jose' Francisco Velez Echeverri – 16 January; Luis Alfredo Suarez Salazar - 2 February; Jose' Ancizar Mejia Palomino – 4 February; Jose' Valle Bayona - 7 May), 2 in Mexico (Jose' Flores Preciado – 5February; Ignacio Cortez Alvarez - 22 July) and 1 in Venezuela (Jose' Ramon Mendoza - 17 February), Canada (Louis Bourgeois, was attacked on 15 October 2012 and died on 14 February), Haiti (Canadian priest Richard E. Joyal - 25 April) and Brazil (Elvis Marcelino de Lima – 13 July).
Asia is the second continent with the highest number of priests killed this year, although figures are much lower than in America. One priest was murdered in India (K. J. Thomas – 1 April) and the other in Syria (Francois Murad - 23 June).
Africa and Europe tail the list with one priest killed in Tanzania (Evarist Mushi – 17 February) and Fr. Giuseppe Peterlini killed today in the Italian town of Marano.