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Archdiocese blasts Mexico’s immigration policy following murder of 72 migrants

Catholic World News - August 30, 2010

The Archdiocese of Mexico City has issued a statement condemning the massacre of 72 migrants from Central and South America. The migrants were likely traveling to the United States.

“It is further evidence of the social disorder and loss of respect for fundamental values present in some parts of the country,” the archdiocese commented, “[and] shows the absence of a comprehensive immigration policy in Mexico that is coherent with the requirements of human mobility in view of a humane treatment of immigrants, as Mexico has required of the United States.”

The statement continued:

This shameful tragedy must not remain unpunished, and should encourage all the American countries to take immediate steps to ensure that such deplorable acts are not repeated. The victims have given us with the sacrifice of their lives, a true message of hope and faith, refusing to cooperate with organized crime. The sacrifice of these innocent people is a universal message on the defense of values and love for their families.

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  • Posted by: Quadratus - Aug. 30, 2010 10:09 AM ET USA

    What's broken down in Mexico is not just the government, but society as a whole is rending itself apart. The abandonment of the Christian Catholic religion that started about 170 years ago is now reaping its consequences.

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