Denver Newsroom, Aug 1, 2022 / 14:45 pm
The bishop of Chilpancingo-Chilapa in Mexico, Jesús González Hernández, on July 30 called on the people to not remain silent amid acts of violence. He also called on the authorities to work to improve the living conditions in the country.
During a Mass he offered in Chilpancingo’s town square, the bishop said that “relatives of the disappeared have told me: Bishop, I can’t report it or ask for justice, because the same thing is going to happen to me, too.”
Given this situation, González said that “those of us who can speak, must speak; we cannot remain silent.”
Before the Mass, which was part of the Mexican bishops’ call for special prayers for peace during the month of July, about 100 faithful participated in a march that started out from the Alameda and ended in the town square.