The Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools communicates and laments the death of our Brother Paul McAuley, who was found dead on Tuesday, April 2, at the Intercultural Student Community “La Salle” in Iquitos, Peru, where he worked for more than 10 years.
Brother Paul McAuley, president of the Loretana Environmental Network and advisor to the Peruvian Amazon Student Organization, was a well-known defender of the environment, fully identified with the reality of the Loreto Region and the problems of Indigenous Peoples. He was born in England in 1947. He moved to Peru in 1995 and, from the beginning, he was incarnated in various works in favor of the neediest in Lima, Moyobamba and Iquitos.
We have been informed that the Peruvian authorities are investigating the circumstances of his death. We are waiting for more information.
We feel united with the Peruvian church, with the Bolivia–Peru District and with all the Lasallians.
May he rest in peace!
Brother Jorge Gallardo de Alba, F.S.C.