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Another priest slain in Colombia

Catholic World News - September 13, 2011

Father Oviedo Arrieta, a 34-year-old priest of the Diocese of Apartadó in northwestern Colombia, was brutally murdered on September 12.

“The Catholic Church mourns for this new act of violence that has deeply saddened the Colombian people,” the nation’s bishops said in a statement.

Father Arrieta is the sixth priest murdered in Colombia this year; 79 have been murdered since 1984.

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  • Posted by: Cornelius - Sep. 13, 2011 10:03 AM ET USA

    There is more to this than just an aberrant madman or robber - six priest murdered in a year is unusual. What is going on in Columbia?

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