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Video: Antigua, Guatemala: Easter (Father Stanley Rother, RIP)by Open-Publishing - Wednesday 7 April 2010
Video: Antigua, Guatemala: Easter (Father Stanley Rother, RIP)
On Easter Sunday, April 4, 2010, the Iglesia de Hermano Pedro staged its annual Easter Procession, in Antigua, Guatemala. Antigua is an ancient town, once the capital of the country during the heyday of Spanish colonial rule in Central America.
This video is dedicated to the memory of Father Stanley Rother. He was killed on July 28, 1981, at age 46, by the “Death Squads,” in the rectory of the St. James the Apostle Church, Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala. Father Rother, “a champion of the poor,” was a native of Okarche, Oklahoma. See: http://www.catharchdioceseokc.org/history/Murder.htm and http://www.justpeace.org/rother.htm and http://www.americancatholic.org/Messenger/Jul2006/Feature1.asp