Two elderly Jesuit priests have been killed inside a church after a man pursued by gunmen apparently sought refuge in a remote mountainous area of northern Mexico.
Javier Campos Morales, 79, and Joaquín César Mora Salazar, 80, were killed on Monday inside the church in Cerocahui, Chihuahua.
A statement from the Roman Catholic Society of Jesus in Mexico demanded justice and the return of the men’s bodies. It said gunmen had taken them from the church. The Chihuahua state prosecutor’s office had not commented.
“Acts like these are not isolated,” the statement said. “The Tarahumara mountains, like many other regions of the country, face conditions of violence and abandonment that have not been reversed. Every day men and women are arbitrarily deprived of life, as our murdered brothers were today.”
Will the killers go to Hell? Most certainly in my opinion. But that is not helpful for those who wish the stay alive and unhurt. I found a photo of the church in question:
Old school Catholic church. As sanctuary it sucks. But as a defensive position? Lots of proper cover all inside and out.