- Nov 24, 2020
Father Numa Molina said Venezuelans trying to go back home are being sent by the government of Colombia to spread the COVID-19 coronavirus in Venezuela, a claim echoed by President Nicolas Maduro and his allies.
When Rosie Garcia, a parishioner of St. Augustine Cathedral in Tucson, heard the announcement that Pope Francis had formally recognized the heroic virtues of sainthood candidate Jesuit Father Eusebio Kino, she said she cried tears of joy.
Inocente Orlando Montano, the former Salvadoran army colonel accused of participating in “the decision, design or execution of the killings” of six Jesuits in 1989, testified in his Spanish trial that no order was ever given to eliminate the priests.
An expert witness has testified that the slayings of six Jesuit priests in El Salvador in 1989 was “premeditated” and preceded by campaigns to discredit the Catholic Church and the Society of Jesus.
A former Salvadoran army officer has testified that the “high command” gave orders to eliminate Jesuits priests during the country’s civil war. He also said the Central American country’s president would have known of the crimes to be committed and did not intervene.
Although Pope Francis hasn’t visited his homeland since his 2013 election, he often gives signs that his heart still belongs to the country of his birth. Recently, he sent hand-written letters to two charitable causes sponsored by the Jesuits, the religious order to which Francis belongs.