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Priest murdered in Mexico; bishop denounces societal corruption

February 25, 2011

Father Santos Sánchez Hernández, 43, was brutally murdered on the night of February 21-22 in his rectory in a small town in south-central Mexico.

The murder is “a reflection on the corruption, the shame and the immoral social situation of the institutions which create ethical and social disorder, which confuse people, creating situations and attitudes which lead to violations of human rights and to violence,” said Bishop Juan Navarro Castellanos of Tuxpan. “He that murders must make amends with God, because to kill is a mortal sin. Life is a divine gift from God that no man can dispense.”


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