Thursday, April 26, 2012
14th Anniversary of Bishop Gerardi's Murder
Today marks the fourteen anniversary of BishopJuan Jose Gerardi Conedera's murder 1998 murder. The Archdiocese of Guatemala City has clips from the film "Gerardi" on its website.
Bishop Gerardi was found bludgeoned to death in his Guatemala City residence. He was killed just days after the release of the Recovery of Historical Memory (REMHI) project that documented human rights abuses committed during the country's civil war. (Click here for the GHCR's timeline of Gerardi life and death.)
Human rights groups are remembering Bishop Gerardi's life and death today by visiting his crypt in the Metropolitan Catherdal, a mass, and a commemorative march.