Salvadoran priest makes his mark in Houston, Texas

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By Deysi Dominguez

Last 13 from January, Father Edwin Antonio Coreas was found dead, in the room of the convent of the Virgen de San Juan de Los Lagos parish, Houston, Texas, U.S, where he served as a priest in that church for more than 20 years. The war in El Salvador forced him to emigrate in the 80's.

The page of the parish communicated: “We advise you that Father Edwin Antonio Coreas, has died from complications of surgery ". The news of his death, impacted an entire Hispanic community.

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The Korean priest, He was originally from the La Union department, The Savior, who was accepted by the Archbishop himself, Oscar Arnulfo Romero, to begin his studies as a seminarian in San José de la Montaña.

After the assassination of Monsignor, now San Oscar Arnulfo Romero, Koreas and other seminarians traveled to Mexico to continue their studies, years later, was sent as a missionary to the Philippines. In the year 1990 arrived in houston, Texas, where he worked in four parishes for more than 29 years.

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The Korean priest, also, was director of Radio Maria in Houston, Texas, where he further expanded his evangelization.

Present body mass

On the coffin of the Salvadoran priest, a cream colored tablecloth was placed, before starting the procession that would start his present body mass, which took place in the Virgen de San Juan de Los Lagos parish, in Houston, Texas, thus also the attendees maintained the biosafety protocols for the Covid-19.

The mass was presided over by the Cardinal, Daniel DiNardo de Galveston, Houston, Texas, U.S, who publicly gave condolences to the mother and sister of Father Koreas, they managed to travel to attend the farewell mass.

While from El Salvador, and New York, U.S, other brothers linked via the internet live to witness the mass.

The mortal remains of Father Coreas were repatriated to El Salvador, to give him his holy burial 30 January at the Jardines del Golfo cemetery, The Union, in his homeland, east of the country.

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