Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

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.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Spring Challenge Grant
Progress toward our Spring Challenge Grant goal ($14,992 to go):
$35,000.00 $20,008.18
43% 57%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • 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.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Church Fathers: The Third Century and the School of Alexandria August 29
Every Aspect of the Catholic Thing August 28
News Posturing: How the dramatis personae use each other August 28
The intractable practical problems with the Kasper proposal August 28
No, the Pope did not endorse a gay-friendly children's book August 28

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: welcome with compassion those who have remarried outside the Church CWN - August 5