Denver Newsroom, Jul 22, 2022 / 14:21 pm
In a statement released July 20, the Jesuits in Mexico decried impunity in the country and demanded justice one month after the murder of two of their priests and two laymen in the town of Cerocahui in the state of Chihuahua.
“One month after the grievous murder of our brothers Javier Campos and Joaquín Mora and two laymen in Cerocahui, Chihuahua, the Society of Jesus in Mexico continues to demand justice,” the Mexican Province of the Society of Jesus said in their statement.
“We are convinced that if impunity prevails — as it has until now — it will not be possible to move toward reconciliation and peace,” they said.
On June 20, Jesuit priests Javier Campos Morales and Joaquín César Mora Salazar were gunned down in a church in Cerocahui for trying to protect a man who was seeking refuge after being chased by an armed man. The man being pursued was also killed.