The two Jesuit priests killed by a hit man inside a church in Mexico have been buried in the town of Cerocahui, in the northern state of Chihuahua, amid the sadness of their parishioners.
Jesuit priests Javier Campos and Joaquín Mora were murdered in cold blood by a hitman when they tried to protect a tour guide who sought refuge in their parish. They were 79 and 81 years old. The guide was also killed.
Their funeral took place in the same church in the town of Cerocahui, in the mountains of the state of Chihuahua, where they perished. And before his parishioners, who have cried for those they knew as Father Gallo and Father Morita.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and civil organizations have condemned the death of the two priests. Pope Francis has also expressed his sadness and dismay.
The killer has not yet been caught
The ceremony took place between important security measures Well, this area, in the Sierra de Chihuahua, is the scene of disputes between drug cartels for being a drug transfer route to the United States.
the alleged murderer, José Noriel Portillo, nicknamed El Chuecoalso wanted for the murder of an American tourist in 2018, has not yet been captured.
Some thirty priests have been assassinated in the last decade in Mexico, seven of them during the administration of President López Obrador. All this in the context of a wave of violence in the country, marked by more than 33,000 homicides so far this year.