Saturday, April 11, 2015

Another Catholic priest murdered in Mexico

Borderland Beat posted by DD from articles in CP World , Christian TodayProceso


Another Roman Catholic priest was found dead in Mexico this week.  The body of Father Francisco Javier Gutiérrez Díaz, 60,  was found with a bullet wound to the head and his body abandoned on a dirt road  to the community of  Ojo Agua de Ballesteros, in Guanajuato state. 

The priest was attacked after leaving his parish, Our Lady of the Rosary, in Salvatierra. Authorities say his money, wallet, and cell phone were missing.   

According to the preliminary investigation 5688/2015-I, another priest-who was not mentioned by name-went to the PGJ to report that Father Francisco Javier had left the parish of Our Lady of the Rosary (Capuchin) in Salvatierra, for travel to Acambaro.  There, he said, allegedly to  close a deal for the purchase of a small plot of land, but did not specify with whom and where would the meeting.

Across the country, church leaders decried the senseless murder.  The Vatican has said Mexico is the most dangerous country in Latin America for clergymen.

The Archbishop of Morelia, Cardinal Alberto Suárez Inda, confirmed the news of the murder, and noted that he ordained Díaz as a priest on Jan. 8, 1986.

"With deep sorrow I announce the death of Father Francisco Javier Gutiérrez Díaz, of the Congregation of the Workers of the Kingdom of Christ. After leaving his parish on Monday, April 6, he was killed and his body was found outside Salvatierra," Inda told Fides News Agency.

"United in prayer, we are indignant at the death of Father Francisco Javier Gutiérrez Díaz, of Capuchinas in Salvatierra Guanajuato," said the Archbishop  "When will this end? Enough with so much blood spilled!"

Father Prisciliano Hernández, identified as a friend of Díaz by El Observador, added: "I can't find the words to express my pain at the death of my friend and my brother, who in his life cut down evil and hate. It's a cruel injury that wounds the soul of his family, his friends and a community that prized and loved the priest .. He's one more victim of the violence that lives in our country. We pray that his soul rests in peace."


Pope Francis has condemned the growing number of murders committed against priests in Mexico, including the killing of the Rev. Gregorio Lopez Gorostieta, whose body was discovered on Christmas Day in 2014. Gorostieta, who was kidnapped by armed men from a seminary in Ciudad Altamirano a week earlier, was found strangled to death.  (DD: as reported on BB)

The Vatican released statistics last year that revealed Mexico is the most dangerous country in Latin America for priests, recording at least 47 attacks against members of clergy committed in the past 24 years.

Díaz is the tenth priest killed in Mexico in the past two years, according to the LA Times. 

In addition to Father Gregoria Lopez killed on last Christmas Eve, in September, the body of Rev Ascension Acuna Osorio was found in the Balsas River, with no explanation given for either death.

Ugandan priest visiting Mexico, Rev John Ssenyondo, was kidnapped and killed in May 2014 after officiating Mass. His body was discovered in November during a search for kidnapped students.

There have also been drive-by shootings targeting priests, threats of violence, and other terrorising acts. The clergymen believe they are being attacked for condemning the rampant violence in Guerrero state, which has been attributed to the Guerreros Unidos drug cartel.
Father Prisciliano Hernández, a friend of Díaz, according to El Observador, mourned the loss of so many lives. 

"I can't find the words to express my pain at the death of my friend and my brother, who in his life cut down evil and hate," he said. "He's one more victim of the violence that lives in our country."

"We ask the Lord to forgive those who caused this serious crime," Cardinal Inda added.at the conclusion of his statement confirming the death of  Padre Diaz.

29 comments:

  1. Savages....savages. There are no words to describe the people who did this. RIP and may God help Mexico.

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    1. When blood spills against the name of the Lord, the meek shall overcome and regain prosperity. The devils in Mexico will slowly die one by one.

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  2. Like the president of Bolivia claims, Mexico is a failed Narco State that cannot even find murderers of the clergy. How sad.

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  3. deeply disappointing that LAT can't get off their asses and really investigate how many murders have occurred. They feed into the Mexico gob method of reporting priests and migrant deaths...if one goes missing, they are never moved to the dead tally unless a body is found.

    http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2015/03/dozens-of-catholic-priests-murdered-by.html#more

    While I am on my soap box-did you read the article in vatican today about this death? pathetic.

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  4. Narcos are demon possessed, greedy, and evil. They are as lawless as it gets.

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    1. I agree 100% with you,but worst than that is the indifference of the Mexican society,its almost like their brains are numb and eyes are shut to all the atrocities that take place day in and day out....I think that scumbag Pena Nieto has finally convinced them that in mexico"No Pasa Nada",very sad what the PRI(cancer de mexico) has done over the last 80 years plus,as long as they hand out tortillas and tortas at their rallies the people will continue to vote for them.

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  5. @ 10:32 grow the fuck up!!! you better look at the atrocitys the goverment has done.until then stay huddled up in your moms basement acting like a keyboard warrior

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  6. Money greed of all evil the devil is out winning souls sad but true look mexico took down the caf and chapo over one priest back then you couldnt go around killing people who were not invovled in the game now corrupted officials give this cartels lienses to kill over there greedy asses then they would kill you or put you in jail now they act like its a war against the cartels bs the army is there to protect the drug bosses not the people just pray for mexico to get good officials that care for thier people instead of there pockets .

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  7. WE ARE AT WAR! We have been at war since Calderon became president! why do you people not understand that?

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    1. We in the US understand but the people in Mexico have to get it thru their heads. No one wants to rock the boat so things will stay as they are.

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    2. We have been at war since diaz ordaz started murdering people as secretary of gobernacion under lopez mateos, only problem is we never knew it until more and more people woke up around 2006...
      And always CIA, involved with federal police military, paramilitary and drug traffickers directing the proceedings and the money laundering...

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  8. What cartel controls that area of GTO?

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    1. Pancho villa blew an arm off Alvaro obregon, from sonora, in guanajuato, since then, Sonora considers guanajuato a colony of theirs...atracomulco agrees, as long as they don't start making moves on their turf, mexico state and el DF

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  9. Blood of martyrs is the seed of the church. This signals the end of those criminals .

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  10. In the US, MSM self censure keeps things under wraps and under the rug, nobody wants to jump the gun and end up like Gary Webb for barking up too much against the wrong tree...
    -- In mexico we constantly observe municipal police squads doing the dirty work of special masked state forces or federal, kidnapping people in the middle of the day that are never seen again, unless by chance their family go to the police station and see them getting taken away on their last trip...
    --The ones that should wear masks like the criminals they are should be the politicians, just to get started

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    1. You mean US journalists are afraid of speaking up and then committing suicide with two bullets to the head?

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  11. The question when I read this report, "When Will it end." Not until the Mexican get off their knees and fight back. It will take another Padre Hidalgo to lead. These Narcos do not value Life.

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    1. 5:47 the narcos are not the biggest problem, the mexican government gets weapons and training in for their gorillas, "for free" while the narcs have to buy their weapons, at inflated prices, and receive no training...

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  12. and the legalize drug crowd will say "this would not happen if drugs were legal".
    may all the inocent killed by drug crazed evil beasts rest in peace.

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  13. I have been Blessed I finally got my Family out of Mexico. It took 4 years. A lot less chance being Kidnapped in San Antonio. I am sleeping better. Thank God has give me the resources to move out,

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    1. Glad to hear your okay . Thank of the good people that are stuck in the middle of the evil. Tell all your friends in the states and world about BB so the world will know. The Media and internet is their only hope is by informing misinformed or uninformed people.

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  14. I believe The Padres need to arm themselves "Padre Get Your Guns"

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  15. I wanna see if the Mex Gov presses for these criminals to be captured just like they pressed all the Gov on the Arellano Felix Cartel in 1993. It looks like it has become a common practice to kill priests.

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  16. Chives,
    your website, on mobile, has a function built-in that by swiping from the right - or left - margin of the screen, will open an article that is previously published, or instead is posted later than the article that at that moment is being read. This function although intended well, does not function so good. It seems to me that on the majority of devices, in 99% of cases it opens up pages unintendedly, because it interferes with the pinch-to-zoom function. And it does so over and over again. I every time I visit your site get an unintended previous or next article opened like four times in a row, for every second article I read (as I am so used to the pinch-to-zoom functionality on my device, I make that move unconsciously, and BB is only one out of a hundred sites or so I might visit every few days! Since it seems this fn'ty can not be switched off as things stand, and it being a rather rate implementation, it seems to me a bit over the top to maintain it (mainly of it cannot be am optional thing that can be chosen to be used either to be switched off). For the rest, good work, I think ya:re doing a fantastic thing. greetings from Holland Europe

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    1. OK Holland, I just sent your comment to the boss, (Buggs) he is the computer guy,

      last time I attempted to get fancy with blogger I screwed up things and Buggs had to come to the rescue. :)

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  17. All out Mayhem !!!! assults on priests , journalists , doctors , . still over 900,000 missing from the Mexican revolution of 1910 - 1920 . I remember how peaceful mexico . Doubt peace will return anytime soon. The one poster earlier was correct. This modern violence erupted under Calderon . Thanks again BB for getting out the truth that others refuse to tell.

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  18. Does EPN care? What a failed gov't, it tries so hard to convince the world that it is progressing socially and economically and nonetheless senseless murders continue. The only system proven to have success is the community police and that has been taking away by the PRI. Unless something drastic happens these senseless acts will not cease.

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  19. Everyone in the US thinks that other governments in Latin america have the resources to look for criminals. Guess what they dont have the FBI or other agencies that we have here in the states tht are the best in the world at finding out who did what. Just plain stupid thinking mentality.

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  20. Priest have a lot of influence, in and outside of Mexico...that is why they are being killed left and right. Those monsters want things to stay the same, but the priest want change..That's a conflict of interest.Just like the journalist who have been killed or threatened..it's the same thing, as the priest. This goes so much deeper than a punk criminal group, this is..bigger than that. I can't image anyone, outside of the govt having this done. The govt is afraid of the church, those who speak the truth, do the right things in life...and go after those who don't! It's a war between good and evil.

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