El Salvador Lutherans report intimidation

Church is outspoken on politics
The Lutheran Church in El Salvador and officials at the Salvadoran Lutheran University contend that a robbery and brutal murder on their campus in late January was an act of intimidation aimed at the church for being outspoken in politics.

Though computers, stereo equipment, cash and documents were stolen, university officials said in a statement the motive was not armed robbery. The murder is believed to be an attempt to silence the Salvadoran Lutheran Church and the university, said Medardo Gómez, the Lutheran bishop of El Salvador, in an interview with a Salvadoran newspaper, Diario Co Latino.

Speaking in Spanish, the bishop called the attack “politically related threats because we are a critical church.”


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