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Seminarian kidnapped, murdered in Mexico

Catholic World News - April 28, 2014

A seminarian in north-central Mexico was kidnapped and murdered during Holy Week.

Like other seminarians, Samuel Gustavo Gómez Veleta, 21, had been assigned to do rural missionary work during Holy Week. El Diario, a Mexican newspaper, reported that the likely motive for the abduction was the theft of his automobile, a 2006 Ford Fusion.

“To all the Catholics of Chihuahua, I ask you to work together to put an end to this violence and disregard for life which creates more and more insecurity, fear, leaving us defenseless,” said Archbishop Constancio Miranda Weckmann, according to the Fides news agency.

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  • Posted by: Margaret - Apr. 28, 2014 9:03 PM ET USA

    What a tragedy. We are living in dangerous times and we need to keep praying.

  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Apr. 28, 2014 5:45 PM ET USA

    Pray for the repose of his soul, comfort for those who love him and repentance for those who killed him.

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