Caritas Colombia President Bishop Prieto dedicated life to peace

From our partners at Caritas, to whom we extend our sincere condolences:

Caritas is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Bishop Jaime Prieto Amaya , President of Caritas Colombia.

Monsignor Prieto, 69, Bishop of Cúcuta died in Bogotá last night on 25 August following a serious illness.

“Monsignor Prieto was dedicated to bringing peace to his country. Right up until the final months of his life he worked hard for justice on behalf of the poorest and most vulnerable people in Colombia,” said Lesley-Anne Knight, Secretary General of Caritas Internationalis.

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