As Catholic priests are killed in Mexico, questions and tensions rise

Weapons seized from criminal gangs are displayed before being destroyed by military personnel at a military base in Tijuana, Mexico, on August 12, 2016. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Jorge Duenes

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (RNS) Even in a rural Mexican community that has grown accustomed to the news of brutal killings, the abduction and murder of a popular Catholic priest has triggered profound shock and outrage.

The bullet-ridden body of the Rev. Jose Lopez Guillen was found Sept. 24 on the highway outside Puruandiro in the western state of Michoacan, a region plagued by violent conflict. The 43-year-old cleric had been abducted from his home in nearby Janamuato five days earlier.

Read the complete article at Religious New Service.

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