Mexico City Newsroom, Jul 19, 2022 / 14:40 pm
Bishops, Jesuits, and other religious congregations in Mexico encouraged the faithful to bring photos of victims of violence to churches throughout the country July 24.
In a July 18 message, the Mexican Bishops’ Conference, the Conference of Major Superiors of Religious Orders of Mexico, and the Mexican Province of the Society of Jesus invited people to bring to Catholic churches “photographs of friends or family members who have lost their lives as a result of violence or who are missing.”
“We ask all the priests to offer a special prayer for them, praying for truth and justice, and solace for their families, all of this as a gesture of welcome and remembrance of the suffering of Christ in our country,” they said.
The Mexican bishops, religious superiors, and Jesuits said they were “happy and grateful for the response that the different parish communities, lay movements, and institutes of consecrated life have had in response to the call for the Day of Prayer for Peace.”