The bishops of Mexico have expressed their desire to become agents of peace and offer guidance amid widespread violence in the country.
The Mexican bishops met Nov. 11 for their plenary assembly and discussed ways to protect Catholics – and all citizens – from the increasing violence in the country.
Bishop Victor Rene Rodriguez, the secretary general of the bishops’ conference spoke to reporters during a press briefing after the meeting. He acknowledged that some bishops have changed their Mass schedules out of concern for the safety of Catholics in their dioceses.
He also noted that anxiety over lack of security has affected several public events, from national holidays to concerts to school assemblies.
The wave of violence in Mexico has claimed the lives of more than 100 people in recent weeks. Criminals linked to drug trade are believed to be responsible for the violence.