Friday, January 28, 2011

Visa Run...

I had to head to Mexico this past week to renew my Guatemala visa. I spent the week in San Cristobal de Las Casas, beautiful town. When I arrived I wandered around a little and found a Mass being held for Bishop Samuel Ruiz who had been defending the rights of the indigenous peoples of Chiapas for years and helped in the peace process between the Zapatistas and the Mexican Government.

I arrived on Tuesday evening as the sun was slowly setting, I found people walking past one of the walls of the church in the central park reading signs and prayers for the Bishop. Wednesday his funeral was held outside the church, hundreds of people gathered around the plaza praying and praising the Bishop and his life.

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