The Archbishop Emeritus of Tunja, Monsignor Luis Augusto Castro, died

The Archbishop Emeritus of Tunja, Monsignor Luis Augusto Castro, died

The Catholic Church is in mourning for the death, this Tuesday, of the Archbishop Emeritus of Tunja, Luis Augusto Castro, who was in the intensive care unit of a clinic in Chía, Cundinamarca.

The religious had been hospitalized urgently, after presenting serious respiratory affections of the contagion of coronavirus.

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The Episcopal Conference confirmed the death of Monsignor, who was president of the entity and also of the National Conciliation Commission, on the peace process.

Who was Monsignor Castro?

He was born on April 8, 1942 in Bogotá and studied Philosophy at the Javeriana university. In addition, he did the novitiate in Bedizzole (Italy) and Theology at the Urbaniana University in Italy.

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He served as Archbishop of Tunja from 1998 to March 2020. According to the local newspaper Boyacá 7Días, the priest was a promoter of “projects such as the Catholic newspaper Puente Boyacense, the Radio Milagro radio station, the Telesantiago television channel, and the Juan de Castellanos University, among others.

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