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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. 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.
 
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 (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); National Day of Dignity for the Victims of Guatemala's Armed Conflict
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. half a kilometer away); The Central American Act of Independence (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Assassination of Oliverio Castañeda de Leon (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); First Cathedral in Guatemala City (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Murder of Abner Abdiel Hernandez Orellana (approx. 0.8 kilometers 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), 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
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.
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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 14, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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