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Mexico: police, military desecrate prison chapel

Catholic World News - January 26, 2012

Joined by other diocesan leaders, Bishop José Raúl Vera López of Saltillo, a northeastern Mexican city of 725,000, has expressed his outrage at the desecration of a chapel during a raid on a prison by military and police forces.

During the January 23 raid, the policemen and soldiers pried open a tabernacle, scattered hosts on the ground, and trampled on them. The bishop will offer Mass outside the prison on January 27 in reparation for the act.

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