<< Previous | 7 of 18 | Next >>

World News

Columbia: pastor shot

Pastor Elfren Martínez Pérez was killed on 16 September outside his home in Antioquia, Colombia by members of an illegal armed group.

Christian Solidarity Worldwide

Figure Image
photo: iStock

The pastor had pushed back against the presence of the illegal group, believed to be a neo-paramilitary group which is active in the region. A member of the community said he ‘would confront [the neo-paramilitary group]. They would approach him to tell him that they had arrived to protect the community, that only they could do it. He would reply saying that the community did not need this form of protection’.