Culiacan, Mexico, Oct 18, 2019 / 16:01 pm
Following hours of heavy fighting in a city in Northern Mexico as officials detained and then released the son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, the local church called for prayers for peace.
"At a time when fear and insecurity reign in the streets of the Sinaloan capital, we join with those seeking the peace and welfare of Culiacán. We urge unity in prayer to reign in each family and for members of this society to be promoters of reconciliation," said the Diocese of Culiacán in a statement.
The diocese called for "an atmosphere of coexistence to return and for peace to be reestablished soon."
"We ask the members of our city to not put yourselves in risky situations and to be attentive to the instructions that will help us return to our ordinary lives," the statement added.