VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Wednesday blasted the violence that plagues Mexico as he mourned the slayings of two of his “brother” Jesuits who have been gunned down in a distant Mexican church by obvious drug gang members.
Francis, an Argentine Jesuit, provided prayers to the Jesuit neighborhood on the finish of his weekly basic viewers, saying he was “saddened and dismayed” to study of the slayings in Mexico’s mountainous Chihuahua state.
“How might killings there are in Mexico!” he stated. “As soon as once more, I repeat that violence by no means resolves issues however simply will increase ineffective struggling.”
Javier Campos Morales, 79, and Joaquín César Mora Salazar, 80, have been killed Monday contained in the church in Cerocahui. A person being pursued by a drug gang had apparently sought refuge within the church, and the gang members killed him and the clergymen after they discovered him, authorities stated.
Francis ministered to drug addicts when he was archbishop of Buenos Aires and has lengthy condemned the “sellers of dying” who gas the drug commerce, which he has blamed on the “satan” and lust for cash. Throughout a 2016 go to to Mexico, he urged Mexicans to shun the commerce,