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Colombian Rebels Kill Catholic Priest – Church

Leftist guerrillas shot and killed a Catholic parish priest in a jungle area of northwest Colombia, church officials said on Friday. Father Javier Francisco Montoya, 45, died at the hands of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, in the province of Choco earlier this month, a church official said. The area is of key strategic importance to drug and arms smugglers. “The guerrillas said they shot him and will not give us his body because they buried him,” Bishop Alonso Llano told reporters, without giving any reason for the killing. About 60 priests, seminary students, bishops and missionaries have fallen victim to Colombia’s 40-guerrilla war over the least decade. Full Story

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