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Mexico bishop decries violence, threats against priest

July 22, 2013

A Mexican bishop has denounced “extortion and death threats, which then became attempted murder,” aimed at a Catholic priest.

The Fides news service reports that Bishop Ramon Castro Castro of Cuernavaca spoke of “a very bad and strong experience” without mentioning the priest’s name or location, because wanted to protect the priest from further reprisals. The bishop said that he has found violence rife in the diocese since his appointment in May. “Violence and insecurity must disappear: this is what many people ask me,” he told Fides.


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