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Mexican Bishop Proposes 'Social Pact' Including Organized Crime

2022-07-05T21:40:56.855Z

Bishop Sigifredo Noriega, from the state of Zacatecas (center) caught in the violence of drug trafficking, has proposed a "social pact" integrating the crime...



Bishop Sigifredo Noriega, from the state of Zacatecas (center) caught in the violence of drug trafficking, has proposed a

"social pact"

integrating organized crime, at a time when the Catholic Church is increasingly taking a stand in the face of the violence that is affecting part of Mexico.

“This is not a pact just with people who do evil, but a pact with all of society, including the wicked so that they can somehow enter it.

the cleric told Milenio newspaper in its Tuesday edition

.

"Complex problem"

Bishop Noriega was himself arrested by an armed group at a roadblock when he was going to the neighboring state of Jalisco (west).

“What struck me was that it was neither the National Guard nor the army.

They were people from one of the criminal groups

,” he said.

The Church's criticism of the government has redoubled since the assassination of two Jesuits on June 27 in the north of the country.

Read alsoMexico: seven members of the same family murdered

"We are faced with a complex problem that needs everyone to attack its roots"

, declared the episcopal conference while announcing a tribute during the masses of July 10

"to all the priests, men and women religious who have been murdered in the country”.

“We do not negotiate”

with criminals, declared President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador who also said he refused the

“law of retaliation”

, repeating

“not wanting to confront violence with violence”.

Source: lefigaro

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