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Brazilian priest murdered; motive unclear

October 29, 2010

A Brazilian Catholic priest was shot and killed by an unknown assailant. Father Josenir Morais Santana was killed by a gunshot through his back, which penetrated his heart. Authorities have no explanation for the killing. The Archdiocese of Fortaleza described Father Morais as a priest “known for his simplicity.”


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