Incident: Priest Raul Media threatened with death and forced out of his city

General Information
Title: Priest Raul Media threatened with death and forced out of his city
Country: Colombia
State/Province: Antioquia
City: Armenia
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Date of Incident: 2019-03-20
Security Level: Public
Summary:
The Bishop of Caldas in the Colombian department of Antioquia, Mons. César Balbín Tamayo, ordered the temporary departure of Priest Raúl Mejía Valencia, pastor of San Antonio de Padua in the municipality of Armenia Mantequilla, to guarantee his safety after death threats he has received by criminal groups.
Nature of Incidents
Killings: 0
(Attempts) to destroy, vandalize or desecrate places of worship or religious buildings: 0
Closed places of worship or religious buildings: 0
Arrests/detentions: 0
Sentences: 0
Abductions: 0
Sexual assaults/harassment: 0
Forced marriages: 0
Other forms of attack (physical or mental abuse) 1
Attacked houses/property of faith adherents: 0
Attacked shops, businesses or institutions of faith adherents: 0
Forced to leave home: 1
Forced to leave country: 0
Responsible Actor Category
Responsible Actor Name: Criminal groups
Responsible actor category: Organized crime
Religion of Victim(s)
Religion of victim(s): Christian (not specified)
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Web Sources
Name: Temporary departure from diocese of the priest threatened with death
Url: https://www.aciprensa.com/noticias/amenazan-de-muerte-a-sacerdote-y-disponen-su-salida-temporal-de-diocesis-13466
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