Letter to Archbishop of San Salvador Rivera Damas Concerning the Assassination of Bishop Ramos in El Salvador, June 30, 1993

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  • 2014
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June 30, 1993

Monsenor Arturo Rivera Damas, SDB
Arzobispo de San Salvador
Av. Las Americas y Calle San Jose
Urbanizacion Isidro Menendez
San Salvador

Dear Archbishop Rivera,

I write to express my personal sympathy, and that of our USCC Committee on International Policy, over the tragic death of Bishop Roberto Joaquin Ramos Umana.

With the Holy Father, we condemn this "barbarous assassination." Your own judgment, as reported in the media, that a full and impartial investigation is called for, seems to us to be fully justified, and we hope that the authorities will conduct such an investigation.

Please convey our expression of sympathy and assurance of prayers to the family of Bishop Ramos and to other members of the Episcopal Conference of EI Salvador.

Fraternally yours in Christ,

Most Reverend John R. Roach
Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis
Chairman, USCC Committee on International Policy

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