Mexico: Another Priest Murdered, 2nd in 2 Weeks, 23rd in Last Six Years

Catholic Herald, Theo Howard: A second priest has been murdered in Mexico in the space of a week.

Fr Juan Miguel Contreras Garcia, 33, died of gunshot wounds on Friday April 20 outside Saint Pio of Pietrelcina church, Guadalajara, Jalisco State, reported authorities.

Fr Contreras’s murder is the second murder of a priest in Mexico in less than a week. Fr Rubén Alcántara Díaz, judicial vicar of the Diocese of Cuautitlán Izcalli, was stabbed to death inside a church on April 18. More here.