.- The President of the Colombian BishopÂ´s conference (CEC), Msgr Luis Augusto Castro denounced the assassination of a priest that was teaching a class in the town of Chaparral, in the province of Tolima. Fr. Jesus AdriÃ¡n SÃ¡nchez became the third priest assassinated this week in the country. According to Msgr. Castro, the priest was the Pastor of El LimÃ³n ( Municipality of Chaparral-Tolima) He was teaching a class when he was dragged out of the class and âshot in the most cruel and brutal mannerâ. Father SÃ¡nchez was forced to exit the school to be shot dead.
âAs we learn about this criminal and sacrilegious act, we implore forgiveness and conversion for the authors of such horrendous crime, whoever they may be.
May our condolences reach the Bishop of the Diocese of Espinal, Msgr. Abraham Escudero Montoya, the Priests and faithful of the Parish of El LimÃ³n, as well as his loved ones, family and friendsâ indicated the communiquÃ©.
In the name of the bishops, Msgr. Castro asked the Colombian People to âreject this type of violent acts, and to ask the Lord, Prince of Peace, to help us overcome the culture of violence and death, that doesnât respect the lives of those who strive to build peace, witnesses of truth and life in the midst of a people that cannot bear anymore violence or blood.â