Archbishop Antonio Muniz of Maceio, Brazil has condemned the murder of Father Hidalberto Henrique Guimaraes, 48, who was found dead Saturday night at his home in Northeastern Brazil.
Archbishop Muniz explained that the priest was supposed to celebrate Mass on Sunday in the city of Braquinha but never arrived. One of his assistants went to look for him and found him dead in his home. “We are bewildered, not only the clergy but everyone,” the archbishop said.
Vatican Radio reported that the priest will be buried at the Cemetery of St. Joseph in Maceio.
Father Henriques was ordained a priest in December of 1992 and studied journalism.