Seminarian kidnapped, murdered in Mexico
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.
- En plena Semana Santa plagian y matan a seminarista de Chihuahua (El Diario)
- Seminarian kidnapped and murdered during Holy Week (Fides)
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