- Feb 18, 2020
Catholic officials in El Salvador were shaken and expressed outrage and sadness after the assassination of a 31-year-old priest during Holy Week, in what some suspect may be a gang killing.
Franciscan Father Flavian Mucci wanted to put into practice what the founder of the Franciscans called them to do: love the poor. For fifty years he has lived in El Salvador, and his focus has always been on the poor, through the war, the gang violence, and the abandonment of the country by others due to hardships.
A tattoo on Aaron Hernandez’s right arm, of a gun next to the phrase “God Forgives,” may be a testament to his belief in God’s mercy. But prosecutors called it a confession in a 2012 double murder case, in which Hernandez was charged with fatally shooting two men in Boston in 2012.
A parishioner of an upscale church in Georgetown has found a new home in El Salvador where she finds that the Stations of the Cross are a often a reality rather than a symbolic act on Easter. “Every week is Holy Week here,” because of the suffering, says Margie Legowski.
After three priests were slain in Mexico, Catholic officials in the country are alleging that the government is engaging in a smear campaign to cover its inability to rein in drug violence. Media reports suggests that two of the priests were seen drinking with their attackers, and the third was seen with a young boy.