Catholic bishops condemn massacre of sixteen villagers by Maoists in Peru
Dissident fighters from the Shining Path, a Maoist guerrilla movement, killed sixteen villagers including four miners in San Miguel del Ene, a village located in the Valley of the Apurimac, Ene and Mantaro rivers in the Indies.
Following this massacre, a press release condemning the killing was published by Mgr Miguel Cabrejos Vidarte OFM, Archbishop of Trujillo and President of the Episcopal Conference of Peru as well as the Bishops of Peru.
“No one has the right to take life. Life is sacred […] No more terrorism. No more violence in Peru, no matter where it comes from. Our country has the right to live in peace,” he said.
“I ask God for the eternal rest of these victims, so that their families can find peace and comfort, and a full clarification of these facts,” he concluded.