ACI Prensa Staff, Feb 13, 2023 / 12:20 pm
The Diocese of San Juan de Los Lagos in Jalisco state, Mexico, mourned the Feb. 10 shooting death of one of its priests, Father Juan Angulo Fonseca.
According to the Mexican newspaper El Financiero, the 53-year-old priest was shot from behind with two blasts of a shotgun. The homicide occurred in the Atotonilco el Alto district of the state of Jalisco.
According to the initial investigation, the murder was apparently due to a dispute over land.
“The Diocese of San Juan de los Lagos lifts up prayers to God, the Father of Mercy, for the heartbreaking death of Father Juan Angulo Fonseca,” the diocese said in a Feb. 11 statement.