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Antigua Guatemala in Municipality of Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
 

Father Hermógenes López Coarchita

 
 
Father Hermógenes López Coarchita Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 20, 2018
1. Father Hermógenes López Coarchita Marker
Inscription.  

Este lugar guardo por 11 años los restos del primer sacerdote mártir Padre Hermogenes Lopez Coarchita
3 de julio 1978
Fueron trasladados a la Iglesia de San Jose Pinula el 30 de junio 1989

English translation:
In this place for 11 years were kept the remains of the first martyred priest, Father Hermógenes López Coarchita
July 3, 1978
They were transferred to the Church of San José Pinula on June 30, 1989
 
Erected 1989.
 
Location. 14° 33.335′ N, 90° 44.517′ W. Marker is in Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, in Municipality of Antigua Guatemala. Marker can be reached from Calle de San Bartolomé Becerra just north of Calle de San Lázaro when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is in the southeast portion of the cemetery, on the left after the entrance to the San Lázaro General Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez 03001, Guatemala.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Frederick Wilson Popenoe (a few steps from this marker);
Father Hermógenes López Coarchita Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 20, 2018
2. Father Hermógenes López Coarchita Marker
The marker and former tomb are in the southeast portion of the cemetery, to the left after the entrance.
Juan José Rodil and Companions (within shouting distance of this marker); Rafael Landívar (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); a different marker also named Rafael Landívar (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Workers Night School of Antigua Guatemala (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Tribute to Ana Guerra de Jesus (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); House of Bernal Díaz del Castillo (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); House of Bartolomé Azmitia Frener (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Antigua Guatemala.
 
Regarding Father Hermógenes López Coarchita. Hermógenes López Coarchita (16 September 1928 - 30 June 1978) was a Guatemalan Catholic priest. He served as the pastor for the San José de Pinula parish since the late 1960s until his murder in mid-1978 due to his consistent championing of human rights and in particular his demand that all Guatemalans have the basic right to access clean water. His constant speaking out against corruption and abuses led to his enemies planning to kill him in an effort to subdue potential rebellion in the region. He was one of the first Catholic priests killed in Guatemala during its internal armed conflict (1960-1996).

The beatification process for the late priest opened in 2007 under Pope Benedict XVI and he became titled as a Servant of God at the cause's onset. Adapted from Wikipedia
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 13, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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