Two kid­napped priests found mur­dered

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Two priests were found dead in eastern Mex­ico hours af­ter they were kid­napped from their church, rais­ing the num­ber of Catholic cler­gy­men killed in the coun­try to 14 since 2012. The priests were ab­ducted by gun­men on Septem­ber 18 from the church in Poza Rica in the crime-plagued state of Ver­acruz, said Fa­ther Jose Al­berto Guer­rero, a lo­cal spokesper­son for the bish­ops’ con­fer­ence in Tez­i­ut­lan, Puebla state, where the vic­tims were based. They took the two priests by force as well as a sac­ristan, said Mr Guer­rero.

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