Two priests murdered in Mexico as gang attacks against religious leaders continue

By World Watch Monitor

In the early morning of Monday 5 February, two priests were shot dead while travelling on the Iguala-Taxco highway of Mexico’s notorious Guerrero state.

Fr. Germain Muñiz Garcia and Fr. Iván Añorve Jaimes, from a church in Veracruz state, were reported killed by the Catholic News Agency. Their attackers fled the scene.

The Archdiocese of Acapulco, in a statement, called on the authorities to ensure “that once the truth is known, that justice be served”.