El Salvador: Wayward Cleric

A "vanished"priest turns up

Back home in Chicago, he was known as a political activist who strongly opposed the U.S. involvement in El Salvador. Deciding to investigate the situation on his own, he became an interpreter for a Chicago television crew—he was fluent in Spanish—and arrived in San Salvador three weeks ago. Then, after attending Mass on Sunday, Father Roy Bourgeois, 42, a Maryknoll priest, simply vanished. The initial assumption was that he had become yet another victim of the country's endemic political terrorism. "I'm as certain as I can be that he didn't disappear of his own...

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