RIP Fr. Francisco Gutierrez - Priest Murdered in Mexico

The Archbishop of Morelia, Cardinal Alberto Suárez Inda, has announced the sad news of the murder of Fr Francisco Javier Gutiérrez, pastor of Our Lady of the Rosary in Salvatierra, who he had ordained a priest, 29 years ago, on January 8, 1986. Father Francisco Javier was born in Arandas. He was 60 years old.
The Cardinal said: "With deep sorrow I announce the death of Father Francisco Javier Gutiérrez Díaz, of the Congregation of the Workers of the Kingdom of Christ. After leaving his parish on Monday April 6, he was killed and his body was found outside Salvatierra."
Cardinal Suárez Inda expressed his condolences to all the members of the Congregation, family and the parish community that Father Francisco Javier "served with apostolic dedication."
"We ask the Lord to forgive those who committed this serious crime", he said.
"Those who knew him remember him as an exemplary priest, who had carried out his pastoral work in different places, with great commitment and appreciation by all."
Source: Fides