Mexico City, Mexico, Jan 24, 2017 / 03:21 am
Following a school shooting in Monterrey, Mexico last week, the local archbishop offered his prayers and support.
"I have listened with great concern to the news of the difficult events that occurred today at the facilities of your admirable institution," said Archbishop Rogelio Cabrera López of Monterrey in a Jan. 18 message.
"I want to express to you my most sincere support, as the father of the Church in Monterrey, in sympathy over these difficult events. In addition, as a pastor, I lift up to the Lord God my prayer for the entire school community you make up, especially for the people involved and their families."
Earlier that day, a 15-year-old student at the American School of the Northeast opened fire on his classmates and teacher before shooting and killing himself. The teacher and three students were wounded in the attack.