Mexico City, Mexico, Feb 12, 2016 / 04:38 am
Archbishop Rogelio Cabrera López of Monterrey has asked the entire community to unite in prayer in response to the riot that took place at a local prison that left a tragic toll of 52 dead and 12 injured.
"We want to invite the entire community to join us in prayer for our brothers who are inmates and for their families, who are going through anguished moments," the archbishop said in a statement.
The riot took place in the early morning Feb. 11 at the Topo Chico prison located in Monterrey in Mexico's northern Nuevo Leon State.
Nuevo Leon Gov. Jaime Rodríguez Calderón confirmed to CNN the number of dead. He indicated there were no women or children among them. The authorities are working to determine the identity of the dead and injured.