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Mexico: bishop, reportedly targeted by organized crime, leads march for peace

Catholic World News - November 06, 2013

A bishop in the troubled southwestern Mexican state of Michoacán led several thousand Catholics in a march for peace, the Fides news agency reported.

“We walked down the street to rekindle the hope of the entire population,” said Bishop Miguel Patiño Velázquez of Apatzingán, a city of 145,000. In an October letter, the bishop noted that “kidnappings, abductions, murders, and bribes have increased, to the point that entire families have been forced to emigrate due to the fear and insecurity in which we are living.”

Following the march, 40 police cars arrived at the bishop's residence and escorted him to military barracks in order to prevent an imminent organized-crime attack. A source told Fides that the bishop does not desire police protection.

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