- Apr 5, 2020
A catechist instructor was shot dead at a chapel in Chiapas state — another example of how the violence consuming Mexico is impacting the Catholic Church.
The Mexican bishops’ conference issued a plea for peace and Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes asked priests to celebrate Masses “for all the victims of violence in the country” after a pair of kidnappings and killings in the national capital provoked outrage and worsened perceptions of insecurity.
In the midst of a bitter gangland feud in the Irish capital, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has moved to ensure that funerals of those killed are not used as overt shows of wealth or perceived influence.
Thousands attended the May 20 funeral of a Salvadoran priest found by his parishioners in what some presume is a gang killing.
An acid attack on an Irish youth international soccer player and his friends was “horrific and shocking” according to Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan of Waterford and Lismore.
U.S. President Donald Trump has often complained about an “invasion” of migrant caravans acting as a front for criminal groups from Central America, however, one expert has suggested that since many gang members were deported to El Salvador, the home of St Oscar Romero, from the United States, it is they who are in need of Trump’s infamous border wall.