Mexican police officer killed defending church leader residence

By Christian Solidarity Worldwide

A police officer was killed on 21 October in an attempted attack on a former Archbishop in Mexico City, the latest in a series of attacks on Catholic priests this month.

José Javier Hernández Nava was shot dead on 21 October when three armed men attempted to break into Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera’s house, located in the Colonia Florida neighbourhood in Álvaro Obregón borough, Mexico City.

José Javier Hernández Nava was one of the bodyguards charged with protecting Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, the former Archbishop of Mexico City (1995-2017), an influential figure in the church for many years.