‘I Miss Them, Always’: A Witness Recounts El Salvador’s 1989 Jesuit Massacre

Lucía Cerna worked as a housekeeper at the José Simeón Cañas Central American University in El Salvador. On Nov. 16, 1989, she witnessed armed soldiers kill six Jesuit priests, a cook and a teenage girl.

Six priests became modern-day martyrs in one of the most high-profile religious crimes in recent Latin American history. A woman who witnessed the incident says the FBI pressured her to stay quiet.

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