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Mexico: priest dies following beating; another priest missing

Catholic World News - January 08, 2014

The bishop of Ciudad Victoria, a northeastern Mexican city of 300,000, revealed that one of his priests has been missing since November 3, according to Milenio, one of the nation’s leading newspapers.

Bishop Antonio González Sánchez also revealed that two of his priests have been beaten in separate incidents and that one died following the assault. The first victim, age 70, was already ill; the bishop said that the attack may have hastened his death. The second victim is recovering.

Despite reports of improved security in Tamaulipas, the Mexican state whose capital is Ciudad Victoria, the area is “still having disappearances, still having killings,” the bishop said.

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