Mexico City, Mexico, May 17, 2017 / 15:12 pm
The Mexico archdiocese's newspaper Desde la Fe wrote an editorial decrying the "disastrous situation in Mexico" as the country ranks number two in a report on the world's most violent nations.
In its recent analysis, the International Institute for Strategic Studies ranked Mexico second on a list of the incidence of violent homicides.
The institute said that in 2016 Mexico was one place above Iraq and one place below Syria, with 26,000 deaths linked to cases of violence.
The Catholic weekly warned that "the collateral consequences" of the violence the country is going through "can already be seen in the victims of crimes, who have suffered serious violations of their human rights or injuries to their physical integrity and heritage."