- Sep 20, 2020
The Jesuit-run Central American University in El Salvador welcomed the verdict of a Spanish court, which convicted a former Salvadoran colonel for the murder of five Jesuit priests in 1989.
A Spanish court has convicted a former Salvadoran colonel for the murders of five Jesuit priests in 1989 — a rare act of justice for an atrocity from El Salvador’s brutal civil war.
On a bright and clear January afternoon, Bishop Oswaldo Escobar Aguilar walked into a cemetery and gently dusted off a white name plate on top of a sky-blue block of tombs. Making plans for the year ahead, he told secretary Violeta Esmeralda Serrano nearby that they needed to make sure the tombs were decorated with flowers Dec. 2.
Priests in El Salvador have called on the nation’s bishops to conduct their own investigation into the murder of a Salvadoran seminary rector.
After months of praying for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic from home after a forced shut down of Catholic churches to prevent the spread of the virus, several countries in Latin America are slowly resuming public services.
On Friday, a priest was murdered in El Salvador. On Saturday, thousands mobilized in Argentina to mark the second international Day for Two Lives, a pro-life event. And on Sunday, the archdiocesan newspaper of Mexico City argued that the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t slowing down in the country because people are “selfish.”