An Argentine priest who had been outspoken in his condemnation of drug trafficking was found dead at this home in San Miguel de Tucuman on October 5.
Father Juan Heraldo Viroche had received multiple death threats after
denouncing the drug trade.
Because of fears for his life, he had sought
and received a transfer to a new pastoral assignment, but was remaining
in his parish to complete a novena.
His body was found hanging in his
The Archdiocese of Tucuman issued a statement: “We expect prompt
clarification of the facts and trust in the action of the justice
system, with which of course we will be cooperating in everything that
depends on us.”