Assessment: 1 cardinal and 57 priests killed in the last 30 years in Mexico
In a May 2016 video message, Sandoval, the archbishop emeritus of Guadalajara, said that according to the information he has, the murder was orchestrated by the director of the Federal Judicial Police, who in turn received his orders from the Attorney General. The case remains unsolved.
CCM Director Fr. Omar Sotelo said the report, available on the center’s website, is a way of collaborating “on the initiative for the (July 10) Day of Prayer for Peace in Mexicoconvened by the Mexican Episcopal Conference, the Conference of Major Superiors of Religious of Mexico and the Mexican Province of the Society of Jesus.
Church leaders have called for “all priests, men and women religious who have been murdered in the country to be commemorated” in all Masses to be celebrated on July 10.
They also encouraged the faithful that “as a prophetic sign of our Church, in the Eucharist of July 31, we pray for the aggressors, we pray for their life and the conversion of their hearts, we stretch out our hand to receive them with a repentant heart”. in the house of God.
In a statement to ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish-language sister news agency, Sotelo noted that “this invitation to the Day for Peace in Mexico is a great opportunity that all Mexicans have, not only in the Church Catholic, but each one, to fraternize, to unite and, in one way or another, to weave these bridges which can help us to fight against this violence.
The violence that Mexico is currently experiencing, he said, “comes precisely from dehumanization. There is nothing else, there is no other word: it comes from the dehumanization of the human being, from this indifference.