Mexico City Newsroom, Jul 29, 2022 / 15:12 pm
A Mexican priest was shot in the face around noon on July 28, while driving his car in the state of Guerrero.
According to a statement from the Mexican Bishops’ Conference, Father Felipe Vélez Jiménez, the pastor of St. Gerard Maria Majella parish in the town of Iguala, in the Diocese of Chilpancingo-Chilapa, was "shot in the cheekbone right while driving his vehicle in Chilapa county, in the State of Guerrero.”
"Our brother priest was transferred to the hospital where he is sedated and out of danger," the conference said in its statement released the night of July 28.
The Mexican bishops expressed their gratitude "to the entire team of doctors who are treating him and we reject these terrible acts of violence that we are experiencing in Mexico."