Texas priest drowns in native El Salvador

March 1, 2011 6:09:28 AM PST
A Roman Catholic priest from South Texas has drowned while on vacation in his native El Salvador. An online statement Tuesday from the Archdiocese of San Antonio says 32-year-old Father Edwin Vigil drowned Sunday. The diocese says the accident happened as Vigil was "swimming in familiar waters near his home."

Diocese spokesman Pat Rodgers says funeral arrangements are pending.

Vigil was serving at St. John the Evangelist Church in San Antonio. He formerly served churches in Fredericksburg and Kerrville.