Mexico City, Mexico, Jun 18, 2019 / 23:06 pm
Catholic leaders in Mexico have spoken out against continuing violence in the country and called on governmental authorities to focus on ending the bloodshed and establishing stability and peace.
"In recent times, we have experienced situations of great violence, which have been a true Calvary for citizens and many families in various parts of the country, to which we see no end," said Auxiliary Bishop Alfonso Miranda Guardiola of Monterrey, secretary general of the Mexican Bishops' Conference in a June 13 statement.
On behalf of the Mexican bishops, he lamented the atmosphere of violence and fear, saying, "we are once again calling on the competent authorities to address this wave of insecurity which has been growing in our country."
"To our faithful and society in general, we ask you to not be indifferent in face of the pain of others, and let us continue to build peace," he added. "As a Church we pray and work incessantly for the reconstruction of the social fabric."