Mexico City, Mexico, Aug 27, 2019 / 16:00 pm
The bishops of Mexico offered prayers and called for justice after the murder of Fr. José Martín Guzmán Vega, a priest in Matamoros, along the country's northern border.
Fr. Guzmán Vega was stabbed to death the night of Aug. 22 at his parish, Cristo Rey de la Paz in Matamoros, a border city near Brownsville, Texas.
"We express our solidarity and offer an embrace of faith to his relatives, friends and the lay faithful of the beloved Diocese of Matamoros," read a statement from the Mexican Bishops' Conference, published Aug. 23.
"By our faith we know that death is not the end, and that love destroys death, because hope is the victory in face of despair."