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Mexican drug gang warns rivals to stay away during papal visit

Catholic World News - February 08, 2012

Responding to a Mexican archbishop’s plea for a truce during a visit by Pope Benedict XVI in March, a notorious drug-trafficking gang has warned rival forces to stay out of its territory.

The “Knights Templar,” a violent gang that takes its name from an ancient military order, posted banners warning its main rivals, “don't think about moving in and much less causing violence, precisely at this time when His Holiness Benedict XVI is coming.” The banners made a specific reference to a rival gang, the New Generation, saying that it should stay out of the state of Guanajuato during the time of the papal visit.

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