Fernando Báez Santana, known as “father Báez”, has spread through social networks a message justifying the murder of Anna and Olivia in which he blames this event on the “infidelity” of the girls’ mother, Beatriz Zimmermann.
The Cabildo de Gran Canaria has announced that it is collecting the necessary documentation to present a complaint before the Prosecutor’s Office against Fernando Báez Santana so that it investigates and qualifies the facts related to its manifestations that justify the latest crime of ‘vicarious violence’.
Likewise, the president of the Cabildo, Antonio Morales, has indicated his concern about this matter to the ecclesiastical authorities.
The Ministry of Equality, Diversity and Transparency compiles the interventions of ‘Father Báez’ referring to this case, unanimously recognized as an example of ‘vicarious violence’, as a case of extreme violence when harming or murdering Beatriz’s daughters.
Both on radio and on social networks, the priest has made demonstrations in which he considers that the alleged murderer is another victim for the marital breakdown and “infidelity”, affirming that the girls would be alive if the mother had not broken the marriage because “before the man put up with the women even if they went crazy”.
He also goes on to say that the mother “reaps what she sowed”, considering that the linking of the mother of the girls to a new relationship is “stealing children”.
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In the case of the publication made by the parish priest in a social network, it has been verified that it has been deleted from his account, but he will consider requesting the recovery of that text through the courts, which coincides with other statements made by the same subject in video and radio related to the case.
The island representatives express their absolute rejection of the statements of an individual who uses the media and social network platforms to transmit sexist messages and justification of gender violence.
As indicated by the Cabildo, the performance of this priest is very dangerous due to the religious representation that he displays and because from his catechesis he preaches messages contrary to gender equality, current legislation and the most elementary ethical principles.
In this case of the girls of Tenerife, it has also caused immediate social rejection, by pouring out hateful messages that violate current legislation and the rights of people, which on this occasion have resulted in the death of the two girls , of which one of the bodies has been located.