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Oct 18, 2019 - 05:01 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.
Jul 11, 2019 - 04:18 pm .- Bishop Rubén Darío Jaramillo Montoya of Buenaventura will perform blessings throughout his cathedral city Saturday, hoping to counter it's extreme violence, including kidnappings and murders.
Mar 30, 2019 - 06:01 am .- A clash between drug trafficking cartels last week left a church pillaged and full of bullet holes in a village in the Mexican state of Michoacan.
Sep 26, 2018 - 07:01 pm .- Mary Our Queen parish and Paul VI school in Rosario, Argentina, were the target of an attack by criminals apparently calculated to threaten the pastor, who a few weeks ago denounced the activities of drug trafficking gangs in the area.
Apr 26, 2018 - 07:23 pm .- Residents of the Catatumbo region of Colombia, which borders Venezuela, are trapped in their own homes due to an ongoing conflict between two guerilla groups fighting over drug trafficking routes.
Jan 10, 2017 - 12:10 pm .- After nearly 100 inmates died in gang-related riots at prisons in northern Brazil through Jan. 8, Church officials in the country have recommitted themselves to assisting in the rehabilitation of prisoners and parolees.
Sep 26, 2016 - 07:21 am .- Less than a week after two Catholic priests in Mexico were found murdered after having been abducted from their parishes, the body of a third slain priest, Fr. José Alfredo López Guillén, has been found.
Feb 17, 2016 - 03:29 pm .- Speaking to laborers in the Mexican City of Juarez on Wednesday, Pope Francis laid out several key areas of focus in fighting what he called “the cycle of drug trafficking and violence.”
Jan 14, 2016 - 12:29 pm .- Bishop Benjamin Castillo Plascencia of Celaya, Mexico praised the capture of the notorious drug lord, Joaquín Guzmán Loera, known as “El Chapo,” saying that he hopes it will lessen the extent of drug trafficking and that the cartel’s money will be returned to the local community.
Jul 16, 2015 - 12:00 am .- Three Mexican bishops have spoken out in recent days about public sector corruption in their nation, highlighting the escape of the drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera, from a maximum security prison on Saturday.
May 4, 2015 - 10:07 am .- The Australian bishops joined their voices to the international condemnation of the Indonesian government's execution of foreign drug traffickers last week.
Feb 25, 2015 - 11:02 am .- The Vatican on Wednesday issued a statement clarifying a private comment made by Pope Francis to a friend warning that his native Argentina was in danger of a “Mexicanization” by drug traffickers.
Feb 12, 2015 - 02:03 am .- With two of their nationals on Indonesia's death row over drug trafficking offenses, the Australian bishops are appealing to the government to stay their executions by firing squad, believed to be imminent.
Jun 20, 2014 - 08:37 am .- In a message for an international conference on enforcing drug laws, Pope Francis denounced the trend of offering addicts narcotics as a substitute for hard drugs, stating that it only worsens the problem.
Jan 24, 2014 - 12:55 pm .- The Mexican bishops called on government leaders to find a comprehensive solution to the violence that is afflicting the country, especially in the drug-laden state of Michoacan.
Jan 14, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- Mexico's federal district thanked the Archdiocese of Mexico City for its help in a weapons surrender program which took place last week at the plaza outside the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Dec 17, 2012 - 03:02 pm .- A retired Mexican cardinal warned that drug traffickers are leveling death threats against immigrants from Central America to recruit them to carry drugs into the United States.
Sep 25, 2012 - 12:06 pm .- Archbishop Jose Antonio Eguren of Piura urged Peruvians to pray for the Virgin Mary's intercession, as drug trafficking and terrorism are on the rise throughout Latin America.