Mexico: smear campaign alleged against murdered priests
September 27, 2016
A spokesman for the Archdiocese of Mexico City said that state governments have engaged in a smear campaign against three recently murdered priests.
“In these cases it has become clear that state governments that cannot handle the drug cartels are criminalizing the victims, depicting some [priests] as drunks and another as a pedophile, making it look like the crimes were not related to drug cartels but because of some immoral conduct,” said Father Valdemar Romero, according to the Associated Press.
- Catholic Church alleges smear campaign against slain priests (AP)
- Mexico: kidnapped priest found dead (CWN, 9/26)
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