Archbishop Rafael Romo Munoz of Tijuana, Mexico has confirmed the death of Father Salvador Ruiz Enciso, who disappeared on May 22.
The archbishop expressed his “profound sorrow and dismay” to the entire Church in Tijuana over the priest's murder. He called on authorities to find those responsible and bring them to justice.
On May 23 police found the decomposed body of a man with his feet and hands bound. DNA tests confirmed the remains were of Fr. Enciso.
Archbishop Romo Munoz condemned “the brutal manner in which his life was taken” in a May 27 statement.
“We pray God will grant heartfelt repentance and conversion to those responsible so that they will receive forgiveness,” he added.
Fr. Enciso was known for his humility and selfless commitment to his ministry. He was affectionately remembered by the Catholics he served as an upright man of God.