Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Man of Peace: Don Samuel Ruiz 1924-2011
A Man of Peace: Don Samuel Ruiz 1924-2011
Tuesday, 25th January 2011 - 18:39
It was a remarkable mass for a remarkable man.
The news spread rapidly yesterday morning of the death of Bishop Samuel Ruiz. He died at the age of 86, the day that marked 51 years since his ordination as Bishop of the Diocese of San Cristobal. By 2:30 the Mexico City church had filled with an unusual group of religious leaders, peace activists and figures who have marked Mexican politics over the years. All recalled their work alongside Tatik ('father' in Tzeltal) with a bittersweet blend of loss and gratitude. (...)
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Posted by Sr Paulina at 1:31 PM