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Roman Catholic Bishop, Human Rights Advocate Dies

February 27, 1992

CHIHUAHUA, Mexico (AP) _ Jose Antonio Llaguno Farias, a Roman Catholic bishop noted for his ministry to the Tarahumara Indians and human rights advocacy, has died of cancer. He was 67.

Llaguno Farias died Wednesday at Santa Teresita clinic in Creel, about 300 miles southwest of El Paso, Texas, a church spokesman, Gilberto Alvardo, said on Thursday.

Llaguno Farias founded the Commission for Solidarity and Defense of Human Rights in the northern state of Chihuahua and was president of the organization until his death.

He was born in Monterrey, Mexico’s third-largest city. Llaguno Farias entered the priesthood in 1956.

Funeral plans and details about survivors were not immediately available.

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