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Priest killed in Colombia: 4th clerical murder victim this year

May 08, 2013

A Catholic priest was murdered in Barranquilla, Colombia, on May 6: the 4th priest to be killed in that country already this year and the 19th since 2009.

The body of Father José Antonio Bayona Valle, a priest of the Barranquilla archdiocese, was found on a village path; he had been stabbed 18 times. The archdiocese released a statement denouncing the killing and the “widespread violence that causes an alarming number of victims in this country.”


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