Tuesday 20, September, 2016
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Neighbors of the church notified police of the kidnapping and an operation to find them was launched.
Minutes later, the assistant was located alive near the Poza Rica-Papantla roads with obvious wounds. It was determined that the assistant was able to escape his captors. Hours later, the bodies of the two priests were found also near the Poza Rica-Papantla road, in the Reforma Escolin community located within the Papantla municipality.
Both priests were tied and showed obvious signs of multiple gunshot wounds in different parts of the body to include the face.
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According to the Centro Catolico Multimedial, there have been 14 priests and one seminary student murdered as well as two priests that remain missing in
since President Enrique Pena Nieto took power in 2012. Mexico