Bishop's Murder Remains Unsolved
Exactly six months after the brutal murder of Roman Catholic Bishop Juan Gerardi, more than a thousand people marched through Guatemala City October 26 in memory of the respected champion of human rights. The marchers also demanded that the Guatemalan authorities take action to find the murderer. The procession began at the city's cathedral and ended with a mass at the Church of San Sebastian, where Bishop Gerardi was killed on April 26, just two days after releasing a report blaming the country's military for most of the violence during Guatemala's 36-year civil war.
In a communique released for the six-month anniversary of Gerardi's death, the Guatemalan Bishops' Conference described the investigation of the murder as "totally inadequate." The bishops declared that the murder was "a premeditated …
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Publication information: Article title: Bishop's Murder Remains Unsolved. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: The Christian Century. Publication date: November 11, 1998. Page number: 1050. © 2009 The Christian Century Foundation. COPYRIGHT 1998 Gale Group.
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