ACI Prensa Staff, Aug 2, 2023 / 07:30 am
Faced with the lamentable growing wave of disappeared persons in Mexico and with it the formation of groups — primarily mothers looking for their missing children — the Primatial Archdiocese of Mexico is preparing a pastoral plan to accompany them.
In Latin America to say someone “was disappeared” means that the person was abducted, often by organized crime, an authoritarian government, or a rebel group and may or may not be alive.
In a statement to ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish-language news partner, Francisco Javier Acero, an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Mexico, explained that they are “making a small-scale pastoral plan” for mothers of disappeared persons and that it would also be open in the future to the entire community through the Mexican Bishops’ Conference.
The prelate, who advocated “having at least one Mass dedicated to the disappeared,” said that the pastoral plan is “within the socio-charitable dimension of justice and peace.”