Monday, March 10, 2008
In an email by Bro Kenneth Tieng and as published in various blogs; the following sad news was compiled:
Let us pray and offer our condolences to the family, friends and our Venezuelan brethren on the untimely death of our brother, the Most Worshipful Francisco "Paco" Pereiro Liz, Grand Master of Masons of the Grand Lodge of the Republic of Venezuela.
According to various reports, MW Francisco was "shot dead during an attempted kidnapping" 6 March 2008 at his coffee farm in the city of Barqisimeto. He received two fatal gun wounds at about 6 PM Venezuelan time.
Again our deepest condolonces and pray together with all Freemasons worldwide that he did not die in vain.
"6 Remember him—before the silver cord is severed,
and the golden bowl is broken;
before the pitcher is shattered at the spring,
and the wheel broken at the well,
7 and the dust returns to the ground it came from,
and the spirit returns to God who gave it."