Mexican priest beaten and tortured in suspected robbery

By World Watch Monitor

A 78 year-old priest has been admitted to hospital with second degree burns to his hands and feet after being beaten and tortured during a suspected robbery attempt on 11 April.

A 78 year-old priest has been admitted to hospital with second degree burns to his hands and feet after being beaten and tortured during a suspected robbery attempt on 11 April in the city of Puebla, Puebla State, Mexico.

In a statement posted on social media, the Catholic Multimedia Centre (CCM) reported that Ambrosio Arellano Espinoza, the parish priest for the ‘Lord of Wonders’ Church (Señor de las Maravillas) was attacked at approximately 5:00pm in the afternoon in the ‘Lomas 5 de Mayo’ neighbourhood in Puebla.

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