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Agreement in Mexican village where Protestants were threatened with crucifixion

October 04, 2011

The Archdiocese of Puebla and Roca Fuerte, a Protestant organization, have agreed that Catholics and Protestants in the village of San Rafael Tlanalapan will respect one another’s religious liberty.

The pact, brokered by the local government, follows the flight of 70 Protestants from the village amid threats of crucifixion or lynching if they remained.

In addition, Archbishop Víctor Sánchez Espinosa of Puebla has announced the retirement of Father Ascensión González Solís, the parish priest in San Rafael Tlanalapan. The priest, according to local press accounts, was an instigator of the threats.


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