Two unknown men killed 33 year-old Father Julio Cesar Mendoza, pastor of Our Lady of Fatima, on May 1 in Mexico City.
According to the Mexico City Justice Department, the two men entered the church on the evening of May 1 and tied up Father Mendoza. They beat him and then fired a shot into his head, leaving him wounded in the bathroom before they left.
Paramedics arrived minutes later and found the priest still alive. He was taken to a local hospital where he died the following morning.
Police said an investigation is underway and that a motive has yet to be determined for the crime. They ruled out robbery as no objects of value were missing from the church.
Upon learning of the priest’s death, nearby residents of the church gathered outside to demand justice for those responsible.