Retired archbishop Martín Barahona, who survived assassination attempt, dies of cancer

Posted Mar 27, 2019

[Anglican Communion News Service] A former archbishop of the Iglesia Anglicana de la Region Central de America – the Anglican Church in the Central America Region (IARCA), Bishop Martín Barahona, has died of cancer. He had been the Anglican bishop of El Salvador. As the country was preparing to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the assassination of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of El Salvador, Óscar Romero, in March 2010, an unidentified man shot at his car. Barahona was not injured, but his driver, Francis Martínez, was hit in the stomach and arm. Barahona died on march 23 at La Divina Providencia Hospital in San Salvador, at the age of 76. He had cancer.

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