By Steve Dellar  |  04-29-2018   News
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The unending spiral of violence that has engulfed Mexico these past few months shows no signs of abating as three priests turned up dead this week. The latest victim was 83-year-old father Moises Fabila Reyes who appears to have died of a heart attack following a reported kidnapping.

In fact, his ransom had been paid, for an amount of 106,000 dollars, but the kidnappers did not let him go and the stress of the whole ordeal probably got to the old priest.

The news comes amid a wave of violence against clerics as two other priests were also killed this week. In all, some 25 priests have been killed in Mexico ever since President Nieto took office in 2012.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A 33-year-old <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Catholic?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Catholic</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/priest?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#priest</a> was shot to death in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Mexico?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Mexico</a> April 20. He was the second priest to be murdered in Mexico in less than one week. Another priest was stabbed to death April 18. Mexico&#39;s bishops are urging prayer for the nation&#39;s priests. <a href="https://t.co/AHfrWUwkAQ">https://t.co/AHfrWUwkAQ</a> <a href="https://t.co/RTsqQE1caB">pic.twitter.com/RTsqQE1caB</a></p>&mdash; Catholic News Agency (@cnalive) <a href="https://twitter.com/cnalive/status/989200442612633600?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 25, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The Catholic Multimedia centre wrote an article stating that “In a few days, Mexico has experienced the worst public safety crises of its modern history. Not only are young people being disappeared and killed, the dimension of this barbarity has reached all levels of society and the Church has had a ‘Black April’.”

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“Three priests have died in violent circumstances, raising indignation and concern among bishops across the country.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">An 84-year-old Catholic priest has been murdered in Mexico <a href="https://t.co/smpQ4JoHss">https://t.co/smpQ4JoHss</a> <a href="https://t.co/hZqqR9Ocir">pic.twitter.com/hZqqR9Ocir</a></p>&mdash; Aleteia (@AleteiaEN) <a href="https://twitter.com/AleteiaEN/status/990339821779505157?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 28, 2018</a></blockquote>

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It is true that the clerics across Mexico are calling on their flock to raise awareness of what is happening as of late, and on politicians, currently locked in a race for the presidential election, to do something about the never-ending violence that has gripped the US’s southern neighbour.

Mr Salvador Rangel, the bishop responsible for the cities of Chilpancingo and Chilapa has held meetings with the drug gang leaders trying them to back off from clerics. He said: “If they are pointing a gun at someone, and I manage to turn that gun to another direction, I am saving a life, or more than one. I think it is worth it if only to save the life of one person.”

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“They commit terrible crimes, I agree, but if there is a slender thread of communication with them, then I think, why not believe in the goodness of people?”

Source:

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/world/news/2018-04/mexico-catholic-priest-kidnapped-found-dead.html

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