Priest slain in Colombia
September 05, 2011
Father Jose Reinel Restrepo Idárraga, a 36-year-old parish priest, was murdered on September 1 in Marmato, a gold-mining town in western Colombia. He was shot twice in the chest while riding a motorcycle.
A town official said that Father Restrepo was “a noble person … very responsible,” according to a Colombian press report, while a parishioner recalled that the late priest was “very reserved, simple, preached very well, was very humanitarian and very formal with the people.”
- Colombia, a priest was killed in the mining town of Marmato (Fides)
- Dolor en Marmato, Caldas por el asesinato del párroco (El Universal)
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