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Priest murdered in Mexico

Catholic World News - February 06, 2012

The president of the Latin American Episcopal Conference (CELAM) has announced that one of his archdiocesan priests was murdered on January 28. Father Jenaro Aviña García, 63, heard a noise early in the morning and opened his rectory door prior to his murder.

“The local Church of Tlalnepantla absolutely condemns all acts of violence that occur, not only against the Catholics, but against all persons, regardless of race, language or religion,” said Archbishop Carlos Aguiar Retes of Tlalnepantla. “We call on the authorities to clarify as soon as possible this unfortunate event, which saddens the Catholic community and especially Father Jenaro’s family.”

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