- Feb 18, 2020
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.
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.
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.
SAN SALVADOR – Now that the euphoria from the beatification of the late Archbishop Oscar Romero has subsided, El Salvador is returning to normal. Unfortunately, “normal” in this small Central American nation includes levels of violence that would be astonishing in most other places. Saturday night, El Salvador’s notorious criminal
ROME — As El Salvador prepares to celebrate the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero, the criminal gangs that terrorize the country have agreed to a sort of truce: As a gift to the martyr, they’ve promised to suspend killing police and military officers, judges, politicians, and the poor. Romero, who