Published On: Tue, Sep 20th, 2016

Two kidnapped priests found murdered in Veracruz

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Two priests were found dead in Mexico’s violence-plagued eastern state of Veracruz on Monday Sept. 19, a day after they were kidnapped, a spokesman for Mexico’s Council of Bishops said.

Reuters reported that the men, Alejo Jimenez and Jose Juarez, were abducted violently from their church in Poza Rica on Sunday, along with a third man who was later found alive, the spokesman said.

Corpses of two Catholic priests who were abducted from the church of Our Lady of Fatima. (PHOTO: digitaljournal.com)

Corpses of two Catholic priests who were abducted from the church of Our Lady of Fatima. (PHOTO: digitaljournal.com)



The two victims were found dead on the highway between Poza Rica and Papantla, Veracruz, the state prosecutor’s office said on Monday in a statement that identified only the victims’ initials.

Veracruz, a major export hub for state oil giant Pemex, has been racked by violence, including a spate of murders of journalists last year.

Source: reuters.com

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