Denver Newsroom, Sep 11, 2021 / 14:53 pm
Abimael Guzmán, founder of the Peruvian terrorist group known as Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso), died Saturday at a military hospital at age 86, the Peruvian government has confirmed.
Archbishop José Antonio Eguren of Piura, Peru told ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish language sister agency, that Guzmán’s “totalitarian hatred” left a legacy of destruction in the country.
Eguren mentioned in particular three European priests who were killed in 1991 by the Shining Path, and who were recognized as martyrs by the Vatican in 2015.
“The Lord Jesus has asked us to love our enemies and on the cross he has given us an example of this. Let us pray to God to have mercy on his soul,” the archbishop added.