Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mar 16, 2017 / 19:01 pm
A diocese in Argentina has decided to transfer a priest after a series of threats he's received for protesting the death of a man who had been killed by a drug cartel.
The Diocese of Merlo-Moreno in Argentina relocated Father Eduardo Farrell, who has been serving for nine years as pastor of Sacred Heart Church in the Cuartel Quinto municipality in Buenos Aires in order to "protect his physical integrity in face of repeated threats and intimidation."
The events trace back to Dec. 15, 2016, when the People's Dignity Movement activist, Cesar Mendez,
from the Cuartel Quinto neighborhood, was shot dead by "transas," persons connected to the drug world, who had taken over a house.
A week later, the neighbors organized a peaceful march in the Buenos Aires area locality to call for justice for the death of Mendez. Fr. Farrell was the only speaker on that occasion, and from then on the intimidation began.