Letter to Secretary of State Shultz on Death of Sr. Joan Sawyer and Inmates at Lurigancho Prison in Lima in Peru, December 22, 1983

Year Published
  • 2013
  • English

December 22, 1983

Honorable George P. Shultz
Secretary of State
Washington, D.C. 20520

Dear Mr. Secretary:

The senseless killing of Sister Joan Sawyer, SSC together with eight inmates of the Lurigancho Prison in Lima, Peru on December 13 demands a strong response from our Embassy in that country.

I ask you to join with the Archbishop of Lima, Cardinal Juan Landazuri Ricketts, in protesting this atrocity and demanding a thorough and impartial investigation.


Monsignor Daniel F. Hoye
General Secretary
United States Catholic Conference

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