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Assassination of Bishop Juan José Gerardi Conedera

 
 
Assassination of Bishop Juan José Gerardi Conedera Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 16, 2016
1. Assassination of Bishop Juan José Gerardi Conedera Marker
Inscription.
Exmo. Y Revmo. Mons.
Juan José Gerardi Conedera
Nació: 27-XII-22
Sacerdote: 21-XII-46
Obispo: 30-VII-67
Cruz 26-IV-98

Testigo Fiel
Guatemala, 26-X-98. ODHAG

English translation:
The Most Excellent and Reverend Monsignor
Juan José Gerardi Conedera
Birth: December 27, 1922
Priest: December 21, 1946
Bishop: July 30, 1967
Cross symbolizing his death April 26, 1998

Faithful Witness
Guatemala, October 26, 1998. ODHAG Archbishop of Guatemala’s Office of Human Rights

 
Erected 1998.
 
Location. 14° 38.783′ N, 90° 30.764′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala, in Municipality of Guatemala. Marker can be reached from 6a Avenida just from 2a Calle. Touch for map. The marker is located on the front of the Colegio San Sebastian, to the left of the San Sebastian Catholic Church. Marker is in this post office area: Guatemala City, Guatemala 01001, Guatemala.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Myrna Elizabeth Mack Chang (within shouting distance of this marker); Mariano Guerrero de Léon (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Guatemalan Revolution of 1944
Assassination of Bishop Juan José Gerardi Conedera Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 16, 2016
2. Assassination of Bishop Juan José Gerardi Conedera Marker
The marker is to the left of the vehicle entryway at what was the Bishop's residence.
(approx. 0.4 kilometers away); National Day of Dignity for the Victims of Guatemala's Armed Conflict (approx. half a kilometer away); Tragedy of the “Safe Home Virgen de la Asunción” (approx. half a kilometer away); University of San Carlos Faculty of Medical Sciences 1918-1921 (approx. half a kilometer away); Federico Hernández de León (approx. half a kilometer away); Memorial to Héctor Interiano, Carlos Cuevas and Gustavo Castañón (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
 
Regarding Assassination of Bishop Juan José Gerardi Conedera. Juan José Gerardi Conedera was a Catholic Bishop of Guatemala. As bishop during the years of Guatemala's internal war, he promoted the rights of the indigenous and denounced atrocities. He was banned from Guatemala at different periods during the conflict. After the war´s end and as Bishop, he headed the Archbishop of Guatemala's office of Human Rights (ODHAG). ODHAG researched the different crimes that occurred during the 36-year long conflict and published a final report, REMHI (Historical Memory Report),
Assassination of Bishop Juan José Gerardi Conedera Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 16, 2016
3. Assassination of Bishop Juan José Gerardi Conedera Marker
The site of the Bishop's death is in the residence to the left of the San Sebastian Catholic Church.
commonly known as Guatemala: Nunca Más (Guatemala: Never Again) on April 24, 1998. Two days after the publishing of the report, he was found murdered near this marker, just inside of his residence next to the San Sebastian Catholic Church. He is often considered as the last victim of the Guatemalan internal conflict.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismPeaceWars, Non-US
 
Interior of the San Sebastian Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 16, 2016
4. Interior of the San Sebastian Catholic Church
An additional monument to Bishop Gerardi image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 16, 2016
5. An additional monument to Bishop Gerardi
This monument is located in the small park in front of the San Sebastian Catholic Church and Bishop's residence.
Tomb of Bishop Juan José Gerardi Conedera image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 19, 2017
6. Tomb of Bishop Juan José Gerardi Conedera
The bishop is buried in the Guatemala City Cathedral, seen here in the foreground with his photo to the left. In the background is the grave of former Archbishop Próspero Agustín Penados de Barrios, with his photo to the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 14, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   6. submitted on July 9, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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