CNA Newsroom, Jan 11, 2023 / 17:15 pm
The Standing Council of the Peruvian Bishops’ Conference condemned the murder of a policeman burned alive by a mob during violent protests taking place in the Puno region in the country’s south.
“We cannot go back to the dark times of terror that afflicted our country for 20 years. This situation deserves the vigorous and forceful rejection of all, and the urgent reaffirmation of the imperative call of: ‘No to violence, wherever it comes from! No more deaths! Life is sacred!’” the bishops said in a statement released Jan. 10.
In their message, the Peruvian bishops condemned the attack that occurred that morning on a National Police patrol in Puno, which took the life of noncommissioned officer José Luis Soncco Quispe, 29, who was burned alive inside a police vehicle.
In addition, the bishops sent their “heartfelt condolences to his relatives and to the National Police of Peru.”