Father Mauro Verzeletti, a member of the Scalabrinianos religious order and director of the shelter “Casa del Migrante”, reported to the Guatemalan Public Ministry that he and his team received death threats due to their work. Father Mauro Verzeletti and his team provide humanitarian assistance to migrants from Guatemala and other Central American countries.
Since the threats were received in January, they have permanent security and personnel to continue operating.
The father also runs multiple shelters, which take care of internally displaced people and victims of organized crime.
As a result of his religious activities, the priest is continually exposed to risks.