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Italian missionary found dead in Brazil

Father Plebani likely killed by burglars, police say

30 April, 14:57
Italian missionary found dead in Brazil (ANSA) - Brescia, April 30 - An Italian missionary in Brazil was found dead Monday. Father Luigi Plebani reportedly died of gunshot wounds at the hands of suspected burglars. Early reports said the priest was found hanged inside his home in what police believed to be a staged suicide. Plebani, 65, had been working in the Ruy Barbosa diocese in the northeastern state of Bahia where the suspected killing took place. Originally from the northern Italian city of Brescia, he had been working in Brazil since 1980 and was scheduled to permanently return to Italy in the coming months.