Report: Protestant families lose water, electricity in Mexican village
Catholic World News - March 03, 2014
Twenty-five Protestant families in Unión Juárez, a town of 14,000 in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, had their electricity and water disconnected after they refused to contribute to a Catholic religious festival, according to a report by Christian Solidarity Worldwide.
According to the organization, one of the Protestants was jailed after he attempted to reconnect his water.
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Posted by: 1Jn416 -
Mar. 03, 2014 6:34 PM ET USA
The article also states that the families' electricity was cut off, and the man arrested was being supervised by state officials who were also detained by the local police. The local bishop should step in to rectify this situation. Hearing about this sort of situation is so rare that it is shocking, but it will be more shocking if the bishop does not intervene.