ACI Prensa Staff, Aug 24, 2023 / 16:20 pm
Despite the uncertainty and fear caused by the violence in the area, the Tarahumara Indigenous community of Santa Anita, Mexico, began repairing their village church, which was seriously damaged by hundreds of bullet holes earlier this summer during a confrontation between criminal gangs.
The fighting between organized crime members in June caused serious damage both outside and inside the church as well as to the images of Christ, the Virgin Mary, and St. Ann. Outside the church, authorities found the body of a decapitated man.
Santa Anita is located about 30 miles from the city of Guachochi, where the Diocese of Tarahumara is headquartered.