DAILY CATHOLIC     THURSDAY     May 28, 1998     vol. 9, no. 103

NEWS & VIEWS
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NEW BISHOP APPOINTED TO HEAD GUATEMALAN HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICE

          GUATEMALA CITY (CWNews.com) - A well-respected Guatemalan bishop was appointed on Tuesday to head the Catholic human rights office left empty after former director Bishop Juan Gerardi Conedera was murdered.

          Bishop Mario Rios Montt is the brother of Efrain Rios Montt, an army officer who seized power in a March 1982 coup and was overthrown in August 1983 and who was accused of numerous human rights abuses. However, Bishop Rios Montt's appointment has been welcomed by most major human rights groups who view him as a good administrator and a strong proponent of human rights.

          Bishop Gerardi was murdered on April 26, two days after issuing a report accusing the army of committing most of the killings during Guatemala's 36-year civil war.


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May 28, 1998       volume 9, no. 103
NEWS & VIEWS

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