Mexico City, Mexico, Sep 20, 2016 / 10:28 am
One day after they were kidnapped from their parish, Mexican priests Alejo Nabor Jiménez Juárez and José Alfredo Suárez de la Cruz were found murdered in a field.
The Mexican Bishops Conference confirmed the priests' deaths and extended their condolences and prayers to the Diocese of Papantla, Mexico, where the priests served, and to the families of the two slain priests.
"We extend our pain and indignation at the violence exercised against them," the bishops' conference said.
"In these moment of pain, impotence and tragedy provoked by violence, we raise our prayers to the heavens for the eternal rest of these our brothers, and implore the Lord for the conversion of their aggressors," the statement continued. "From the authorities we await an investigation to clear up what happened and the enforcement of justice against those responsible."