ACI Prensa Staff, Aug 18, 2023 / 16:00 pm
The Mexican Bishops’ Conference (CEM) released a new video message expressing its concern that “we live surrounded by violence” in the country and calling for a national day of prayer for education and peace at all Masses on Sunday, Aug. 20.
Since President Andrés Manuel López Obrador took office on Dec. 1, 2018, 131,507 first-degree murders have been recorded in Mexico to date, according to data from the Ministry of Security and Citizen Protection.
One of the emblematic cases of violence in recent weeks was the murder of Milagros, a young woman who was stabbed to death by an assailant for not handing over her money. Other notable and recent cases, which the CEM summarizes in the video, are that of the parents who beat a teacher for scolding their son and that of a man who savagely attacked a Subway employee because he wanted quick service and the employee asked him to stand in line.
However, for the Mexican bishops, this reality can be changed through education, especially in the family.