Mexico a ‘case study in government inaction’ as third priest killed this year

By World Watch Monitor

A third Mexican priest this year has been killed following a violent attack at his parish just outside Mexico City.

Luis Lopez Villa, 71, was killed by intruders at his San Isidro Labrador parish in Nezahualcóyotl on 5 July. An initial police report said his hands and feet were bound with tape and that he suffered two deep wounds – “one on the neck and one on the left side of the chest”, reports Fides.

“With great pain and dismay we inform of the death of our diocesan priest … who was killed by criminals,” said a statement from his diocese.