Support the Café

Search our Site

Francis offers prayers for priests in deadly danger in Mexico

Francis offers prayers for priests in deadly danger in Mexico

The latest victim of deadly attacks on Roman Catholic priests in Mexico, the body of Rev. Jose Lopez Guillen was found almost a week after he was apparently robbed and abducted from his parish residence in Michoacan. On the day of his abduction, two other priests, the Revs. Alejo Jimenez and Jose Juarez, were found dead in Veracruz.

Religion News reports,

The Catholic Church in Mexico has been shaken by the recent murder of several priests, with the body of the latest victim found just hours after Pope Francis appealed for an end to the country’s drug-related violence.

On Sunday (Sept. 25), in remarks before the noontime Angelus prayer he recites with the faithful, the pope told pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square that he backed Mexico’s bishops in their efforts to protect the family as they fight against a government proposal to legalize same-sex marriage.

Francis then offered his prayers for priests who had recently been murdered in Mexico.

“I want to assure the dear Mexican people of my prayers, so that the violence, which has even struck several priests, might cease,” he said.

According to the Guardian, 31 priests have been murdered in Mexico in the past 10 years.

Photo: at the funeral of Fr Jose Juarez; Marco Ugarte/AP via the Guardian


Café Comments?

Our comment policy requires that you use your real first and last names and provide an email address (your email will not be published). Comments that use non-PG rated language, include personal attacks, that are not provable as fact or that we deem in any way to be counter to our mission of fostering respectful dialogue will not be posted.

1 Comment
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
David Allen

Señor, atiende nuestra súplica.

Support the Café
Past Posts

The Episcopal Café seeks to be an independent voice, reporting and reflecting on the Episcopal Church and the Anglican tradition.  The Café is not a platform of advocacy, but it does aim to tell the story of the church from the perspective of Progressive Christianity.  Our collective sympathy, as the Café, lies with the project of widening the circle of inclusion within the church and empowering all the baptized for the role to which they have been called as followers of Christ.

The opinions expressed at the Café are those of individual contributors, and, unless otherwise noted, should not be interpreted as official statements of a parish, diocese or other organization. The art and articles that appear here remain the property of their creators.

All Content  © 2017 Episcopal Café