Bogotá, Colombia, Jul 26, 2019 / 15:01 pm
The Colombian bishops' conference has expressed its support for Friday's national march against the murders of social work leaders, citing the sanctity of human life and urging national reconciliation.
According to the People's Ombudsman's Office, between Jan. 1, 2016 and Feb. 28, 2019, 462 social work leaders were killed throughout the country.
On July 20 alone, three of these crimes were recorded.
In a July 24 statement the bishops said that "we support and join the citizen mobilizations to take place July 26 to express our repudiation of the murder of so many social work leaders who were working for the good of their communities, and to unite with one conviction: that life is sacred and that together we must build a country that is reconciled and at peace."