#BreakingNews Missing Priest found Dead - RIP Fr. José Manuel Rondón Molina at Age 47 who Ministered to Cloister
Tachira (Agenzia Fides) - The diocese of San Cristóbal is experiencing with consternation the discovery of the lifeless body of Fr. José Manuel Rondón Molina, who went missing since last Thursday, January 16. "With pain and sadness I must communicate that Fr. Manuel Rondón's lifeless body was found, let us pray for him", said Msgr. Mario Moronta, Bishop of the Diocese of San Cristobal (Venezuela) where the tragic events happened. Catholic News World, a Mission, which brings the Gospel to over 200 Countries World Wide! We Need Your Help Just Click the LINK below to make a Difference Today! Every little bit helps - as a Donor you and your Family will be added to our Church Prayers - You can add your prayer intention on the Donation site "Donor Wall":
The presbyter, 47 years old and priest for 14, was currently residing near the convent of the Discalced Carmelite nuns in Rubio, in the municipality of Junín. He was the spiritual director of the cloistered nuns, where he celebrated the Eucharist every day, but since last Thursday neither the religious nor his relatives had any news, so the Bishop had informed the police authorities. His body was found in a wooded area of Rubio.
The note sent to Fides by the diocese of San Cristobal, states: "The Church of Táchira rejects this terrible and similar events that happen every day in the region. In turn, the church implores God's mercy for the people involved and for the comfort of the family and for Father Manuel Rondón’s friends. The priest's lifeless body was found in a state of decomposition". The diocese of San Cristóbal will promptly inform where the funeral will take place and asks the faithful to accompany the priest's eternal rest with prayer, concludes the note. (CE) (Agenzia Fides, 22/1/2020)
“Our Bishop has informed:‘ With pain and sadness I must inform you that the lifeless body of Fr. Manuel Rondón was found. Pray for him ’,” says a tweet published this Tuesday, January 21, in the official account of the Diocese of San Cristobal. In a press release of January 20, the Diocese had reported on "the strange disappearance of the priest" and that "since January 16 there has been no news of his public or pastoral activity." Reportedly, Fr. Rondón Molina lived in the vicinity of the Convent of the Discalced Carmelites of Rubio (via Bramón) and attended the Mass celebration of this community daily.