Funeral Mass Wednesday Night For Slain Priest

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Austin Diocese Bishop Gregory Aymond will
preside over the funeral Mass of a priest slain in Nuevo Laredo,
Mexico.
The Rev. Jesse Euresti was found dead off a highway on Sunday
after the caretaker of his home demanded money from his family to
disclose the location of the body.
The caretaker, Manuel Martin Torres, has been arrested.
The Mass scheduled for tonight will be followed by a private
burial tomorrow.
Torres admitted to the slaying but claimed he and the
69-year-old priest had been intimately involved.
Diocese spokesman Christian Gonzalez said church officials would
investigate the allegations after the criminal investigation is
complete. He said Euresti, who'd been a priest since 1965, had not
been the subject of any church discipline for inappropriate
conduct.


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