- Jul 14, 2020
On the first Sunday since the earthquake, priests in Mexico no longer able to say Mass inside collapsing churches instead held services outside paying homage to victims and survivors. The damage to churches is affecting communities, since the buildings serve as pillars of strength in times of distress.
After a devastating 7.1 earthquake, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico City asked all parishes in the impacted areas, along with priests, religious, and laity to “collaborate with the authorities in order to assist people that have been affected and show Christian solidarity.” The cardinal also expressed his sympathy to the relatives of those who had lost loved ones in the earthquake.
A Mexican priest was stabbed in the neck Monday evening at Mexico City’s cathedral while he was blessing the congregation with holy water, according to government and church authorities. This is one of many recent attacks against priests in Mexico, and the priest is now stable but in intensive care.