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Mexico bishop to boost security after 'painful' armed robbery at parish

April 28, 2016

A Mexican bishop has denounced the thriving trade in firearms, after a squad of armed men robbed a parish in Irapuato, handcuffing a priest while they looted the church.

Bishop José de Jesus Martinez Zepeda of Irapauto told the Fides news service that a group of men entered the church sacristy and stole the parish collection money, in "a painful affront to the whole community." The bishop said that he was sending instructions to all parishes about increased security, in light of the fact that "there is crime everywhere." 

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