Queretaro, Mexico, Feb 18, 2022 / 14:19 pm
Father Martín Lara Becerril, spokesman for the Diocese of Querétaro, lamented Wednesday the murder of journalists in Mexico and the attempts to silence them, and encouraged those working in the media to have "great courage."
At a Feb. 16 press conference, Fr. Becerril said that "it is a real shame that in a democratic country like Mexico there are deaths and violent deaths against journalists."
The Mexican priest said that "a journalist fulfills a function in society, which is to inform.”
"Wanting to silence the voices of reporters and often the critical voices is really something very unfortunate," he stressed.