Acapulco, Mexico, Feb 6, 2018 / 19:00 pm
The Archdiocese of Acapulco, Mexico, reported that two priests were murdered early Monday morning, Feb 5.
Fr. Iván Añorve Jaimes, pastor of Holy Family Parish in the town of Las Vigas, and Fr. Germain Muñiz Garcia, the pastor of Mezcala; were killed in an attack by unidentified individuals in Taxco township.
According to a press release from the Guerrero State Attorney General's Office, the victims were traveling on the Iguala-Taxco highway when they were suddenly cut off by another vehicle, from which shots were fired. The assailants fled the scene.
"As a Church we are greatly troubled by this tragic event which is mourned by the entire archdiocesan community and that of the Diocese of Chilpancingo-Chilapa. We call on the authorities, that once the truth is known, that justice be served," a statement from the Archdiocese of Acapulco reads.