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Italian missionary acquitted in Peru

Catholic World News - December 30, 2010

Father Mario Bartolini, a Passionist missionary who has ministered in the Amazon region of Peru for 35 years, has been acquitted of charges of an “attack on public transport or communication, and acts against the State.” A lay Catholic journalist was also acquitted.

Father Bartolini has labored “in defense of the peasants’ basic human and property rights with respect to their native land in the Amazon region of Peru,” according to the Congregation of the Passion. His arrest followed a June 2009 clash in Bagua between indigenous activists and Peruvian military forces.

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