ACI Prensa Staff, Aug 31, 2022 / 15:00 pm
A priest and a group of seminarians were tied up inside a Catholic church on Monday amid a growing wave of violence and robberies in churches in Mexico City.
At about 8 a.m. on Aug. 29, criminals entered the Saints of America parish on Mexico City’s south side and tied up the parish priest, Father Jóse Luis Pérez, and a group of seminarians who were entering into the church at that time.
In a statement to ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish-language sister news agency, Pérez explained that the criminals took advantage of the fact that at that time “the parish opens up for Mass.”
“They stole all the things we had here,” he said. The seminarians, who take virtual classes, had their computers and cell phones stolen.