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  • Third Mexican priest killed in a week found along highway

    Third Mexican priest killed in a week found along highway

    • Sep 25, 2016

    A priest from the western Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz reported kidnapped and missing last week has been founded slain by the side of a highway, prosecutors said on Sunday, becoming the third Catholic priest to be killed in Mexico in the last week.

  • Two Mexican priests killed, likely by drug gangs

    Two Mexican priests killed, likely by drug gangs

    • Sep 21, 2016

    In the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, one of the epicenters of the country’s widespread violence fueled by drug and human trafficking gangs, two Catholic priests were found dead on Monday after being abducted from their church the day before.

  • Attack on anti-violence bishop is attack on civil society

    Attack on anti-violence bishop is attack on civil society

    • Aug 20, 2016

    A Mexican bishop who organized a meeting in the local cathedral to denounce the suffering in the country’s fourth most violent city now finds himself the object of a political crackdown led by the region’s governor, accusing him of violating the separation of church and state.