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Missing priest is found dead in Mexico

Fr Joaquin Hernandez Sifuentes ‘looked for perfection in everything he did’, his diocese said A Mexican priest missing for more than a week has been found dead in northern Mexico, authorities have said. The Saltillo diocese in Coahuila state said in a statement that it was informed by authorities about the discovery of the body

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Archbishop closes missing persons registry for fear of retaliation

The Archbishop of Guadalajara has announced that his diocese is calling off its distribution of a list of missing persons, because of fears of retaliation against family and friends of those who have gone missing in the Mexican state of Jalisco “The people, because of fear, do not want their names to appear,” Cardinal José

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Apostolic nuncio celebrates Mass for migrants at Mexico border

Archbishop Christophe Pierre celebrated Mass along the Arizona-Mexico border The representative of Pope Francis in the US led a cross-border Mass on Sunday in an effort to bring awareness to the plight of immigrants and refugees. Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, was the principal celebrant as the 3pm Mass got

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Suspects in latest killings of Catholic priests in Mexico arrested

Mexican authorities in Veracruz have arrested a suspect in the late September killing of two Catholic priests, the latest violence against Catholic targets in the heavily Catholic country. An official of the Mexican bishops’ conference recently said it’s the most dangerous country in the world to be a Catholic priest Mexican authorities have arrested a

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Pope backs opposition to Mexico’s same-sex marriage proposal

Francis said he supported the protest ‘in favour of family and life’ Pope Francis has voiced support for Mexican bishops and citizens opposing the Government’s push to legalise same-sex marriage. At his weekly Sunday blessing, the Pontiff said he willingly joined their protest “in favour of family and life, which in these times require special

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Third priest in a week found dead in Mexico

Fr Jose Alfredo Lopez Guillen is thought to be the 31st priest killed in the country since 2006 A missing Mexican priest was found shot dead off the side of a highway in western Mexico days after he was kidnapped from his parish residence, state prosecutors said on Sunday. He was the third Catholic priest

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