Diocese of Matamoros

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Bishop Eugenio Lira Rugarcía celebrates Mass on June 23

‘No more violence!’ cries bishop after crime wave in Mexican border town 

Jun 25, 2021

In the midst of the crime wave hitting Reynosa, Mexico, the bishop of Matamoros has cried out “no more violence”... Read more

The corpses of migrant Oscar Martinez and his daughter Angie Valeria are transported to the forensic service in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, June 26, 2019.

US-Mexico border bishops sorrowed by migrant deaths

Jul 1, 2019

The bishops on either side of the Rio Grande where several migrants died last week expressed Friday their sorrow over... Read more

View of the bodies of Salvadoran migrant Oscar Martinez Ramirez and his daughter, who drowned trying to cross the Rio Grande into the US in Matamoros, June 24, 2019.

Faith sustains wife of drowned migrant, bishop says

Jun 28, 2019

Tania Vanessa Ávalos, the wife and mother of the migrants who died trying to cross into the US this week,... Read more