From the News Services…
Moscow – Two Jesuit priests died of knife wounds in Moscow, Russian news agencies said
Wednesday. Father Igor Kovalevsky, the general secretary of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference, said the priests bodies were found in their central Moscow apartment late Tuesday.
Kovalevsky called the incident a “brutal murder.”
Police at the scene said the two men had died of blows to the head and knife wounds. Authorities said the motive for the killing was unknown.
News agency Ria-Novosti named the victims as Russian national Otto Messmer, 46, and South American priest Victor Betancourt, 42.
From the General Curia of the Society of Jesus…
On Saturday 25 October, Father Victor Betancourt, an Ecuadorian Jesuit working in the St. Thomas Philosophical, Theological and Historical Institute in
The police investigations have yet to come to any firm conclusions about cause of these violent deaths.
Father Otto Messmer, son of a profoundly Catholic family of German origin and a Russian citizen, was born on
Father Victor Betancourt was born on
May their memory be eternal!
…will be meeting this coming Saturday, All Saints Day, November 1st
Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament and Vespers followed by music by
The evening will start at conversation on faith & politics antipicating the Presidential Election; prayer at 7:30…
Our Lady of Good Council Church
The Catholic Underground happens every 1st Saturday of the month, from Parking: Parking garage available, $10 a night with Catholic Underground stamp dispensed by Friar Charles, CFR.
When Rev. Mother Dolores Hart walked away from her life as an actress in Hollywood to become a nun in Connecticut, she thought she had put acting behind her.