Director of the Casa del Migrante has received death threats in Guatemala

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.

The Observatory of Religious Freedom in Latin America is a program of the Foundation Platform for Social Transformation, a registered charity in Voorburg, The Netherlands under Chamber of Commerce #50264249.

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