Mexico City, Mexico, Oct 24, 2019 / 23:38 pm
As violence continues to plague parts of Mexico, one priest in the country stressed the importance of strong families in overcoming the drug trade and establishing peace.
"If you think about it, the family may be one of the most attacked institutions in recent years. And it's in the family where values arise, where citizens are formed," said Fr. Omar Sotelo, director of the Catholic Multimedia Center, which tracks violence in Mexico.
He called for "a process of re-civilization," adding that "the best school for re-civilizing society, without any doubt, is the family - there's no other more powerful factor, no other more dependable institution."
"The fundamental weapon for counteracting the violence we are going through is in the family," he insisted.