Missing Panamanian cardinal found ‘disoriented’

Missing Panamanian cardinal found ‘disoriented’
Missing Panamanian cardinal found ‘disoriented’

The Panamanian cardinal José Luis Lacunza Maestrojuán is correct after two days. The 79-year-old cardinal was last seen on Tuesday afternoon when he left the bishop’s house in the capital of the province of Chiriqui by car. He did not show up for some appointments, such as a mass, and every call to his mobile phone went unanswered. He was reported missing; the Panamanian church leaders called for prayers.

The Bishops’ Conference of Panama (CEP) said in a short statement that the cardinal was found in good health on Thursday afternoon, but did not provide details about how and why he went missing.

Local police only reported that Lacunza was “disoriented” but otherwise healthy. He was taken to hospital for a check-up.

Cardinal Lacunza was born in Pamplona, ​​Spain. In 2015 he was created cardinal by Pope Francis. Lacunza is known for its defense of indigenous peoples and immigrants. In the 1980s he openly opposed dictator Manuel Noriega.

The article is in Dutch

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