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Ex-priest alleges Mexican cardinal didn’t report abuse

Former priest, Alberto Athie, alleges that Cardinal Norberto Rivera, archbishop of Mexico City covered up at least 15 cases of priest sex abuse. Athie brought allegations of abuse in the late 90s against Father Marcial Maciel Degollado, the founder of the Legionaries of Christ who was eventually removed. MEXICO CITY – A former Roman Catholic










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Following sixth journalist murder this year, Mexican bishops speak up

The Mexican Bishops’ Conference offered prayers for journalists as they face increased violence in their efforts to uncover truth. “The Mexican Bishop’s Conference expresses its support and solidarity with journalists throughout Mexico, facing violence attacks in the exercise of their profession," the bishops said in a May 21 statement. According to the international journalist advocacy










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Fr. Stanley Rother becomes first American-born martyr

Fr. Rother was born in Oklahoma City, OK, making him the first martyr born in the United States In 1986, he was sent to Santiago Atitlan from the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. He helped the people build a small hospital, a school and its first Catholic radio station. Fr. Rother was called “Padre Francisco” and










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