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Mexican prelate calls for Christmas truce in drug wars

December 15, 2010

Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez of Guadalajara, Mexico has called upon drug traffickers to cease their violence, especially during the Christmas season.

Reacting to a shocking episode in which 10 people were killed by gunmen who fired into a congregation during Mass on December 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Cardinal Sandoval encouraged the faithful to defend themselves against drug-related violence. He denounced the perpetrators, especially for their show of contempt for a religious ceremony.

“They ought to at least respect sacred things,” the cardinal said. “They are already committing serious enough crimes.”


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