Unidentified persons set off an explosive today at the headquarters of the Mexican Bishops’ Conference (CEM) in Mexico City. No one was injured, according to a conference spokesman. A security camera video shared by Bishop Ramon Castro of Cuernavaca shows footage from inside the building of the moment the explosive went off outside the facilities.
The recent massacre of over two dozen prisoners in a central penitentiary in the state of Guerrero, Mexico may have been part of a ritual of the Santa Muerte cult. On July 6, in what was thought to be a quarrel between inmates or an attempted riot, 28 prisoners were murdered inside the Las Cruces
Father Miguel Angel Machorro, who was stabbed May 15 at the Mexico City Cathedral, left intensive care and was transferred to the Intermediate Care Area of Angeles Mocel Hospital in Mexico City, according to a June 20 statement by the Archdiocese of Mexico. Fr. Machorro was injured in a knife attack occurring around 6:45 p.m.
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
A priest in Mexico’s state of Tamaulipas who had been abducted earlier this week was freed on Thursday after media pressure on the case. Fr. Oscar López Navarro, a member of the Missionaries of Christ the Mediator, was kidnapped March 28 as he was arriving at his parish of St. Joseph the Worker in Altamira,
The kidnappers have said they would be willing to release the priest in exchange for a ransom Mexico’s Catholic council of bishops says a priest has been kidnapped in the northern Gulf coast city of Tampico. The council identified the priest as Fr Oscar Lopez Navarro. Bishop José Luis Dibildox of Tampico said Fr Lopez
s have been slain in Mexico since 2006 Mexico’s Catholic council of bishops says a priest has been killed in the Pacific coast state of Nayarit. The council identifies Felipe Altamirano Carrillo as an Indigenous priest and says he was killed early on Monday. His Nayar prelature serves a population made up largely of Huichol
Juarez, located in the state of Chihuahua in northern Mexico, was considered from 2008 to 2010 to be one of the the most dangerous cities in the world, due to drug trafficking violence and the constant struggles for power and territory between the cartels. However, the city of 1.3 million inhabitants dropped off this list
Mexico has been perpetuating the power of Santa Muerte or “St. Death” the past few years, leading more and more astray from the path of righteousness. The Roman Catholic Church has never recognized Santa Muerte and it never will. In 2013, a Vatican official condemned all devotion to her, calling it, “the celebration of devastation
Catholics have been urged to avoid honouring the folk ‘saint’ Bishops in the United States are denouncing La Santa Muerte — the skeleton folk saint in Mexico linked to the illicit drug trade. Santa Fe Archbishop John Wester, El Paso Bishop Mark Seitz, and San Angelo Michael Sis in Texas joined their counterparts in Mexico