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Saturday, November 15, 2014

RIP Fr. John Ssenyondo Missionary Priest killed in Mexico

Chilpancingo (Agenzia Fides) - The body of Fr. John Ssenyondo, a Comboni missionary of Ugandan nationality, was found in a mass grave near the town of Chilapa, along with other dead bodies. This is confirmed to Fides by a source of the Mexican diocese of Chilpancingo-Chilapa. The identification of Father John Ssenyondo was made possible thanks to the work of his dentist who had kept his dental plaque for dentistry work. The priest had disappeared on April 30, 2014 (see Fides 03/06/2014). According to the police, the reasons which led to the murder are not clear.
Fides source reports that the body was found on October 29, but only on Wednesday, November 13 the coroner carried out the final tests and warned the diocese.
Father John Ssenyondo was born in Masaka, Uganda, and belonged to the Congregation of the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus (MCCJ). On April 30, the priest disappeared after having celebrated a wedding in the community of Santa Cruz, Chilapa. (CE) (Agenzia Fides 15/11/2014)

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