Mexican bishops will place photos of deceased priests in churches

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico’s Roman Catholic Council of Bishops asked Monday for parishes to post photos of deceased priests and nuns in their churches on Sunday, and to offer Masses to all those who have been killed by gang-fueled violence.

Mexican bishops will place photos of deceased priests in churches

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico’s Roman Catholic Council of Bishops asked Monday for parishes to post photos of deceased priests and nuns in their churches on Sunday, and to offer Masses to all those who have been killed by gang-fueled violence.

After two Jesuit priests were killed and a tour guide was shot to death, June 20, the call for July celebrations was made. The suspect in those murders has been identified by authorities as a Sinaloa cartel gang boss. He is still at large.

The council also asked the faithful to pray for the conversion of or redemption of the murderers on July 31.

Another priest claimed that he was beaten in violence-plagued Michoacan over the weekend.

Rev. Rev. According to the priest, he did not know of any motive for the attack on Querendaro on June 29, and said that the man seemed irrational.

The Council of Bishops sent an open letter to the government on June 24 stating that it was time for a review of security policies that were failing.

The Rev. Javier Campos (79), and Rev. Joaquin Mora (80) had spent most of his life serving the Indigenous peoples in the Sierra Tarahumara Mountains. The small Cerocahui church was the location where the Jesuits were killed.

According to the Catholic Multimedia Center, seven priests were killed by the current administration. This was a change from the six years under which the previous president had been in office.

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