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Saturday, April 21, 2018
#BreakingNews Catholic Priest Killed on way to Mass - RIP Fr. Rubén Díaz - age 50 - Stabbed to Death - Please Pray
Fr. Rubén Díaz, a Catholic priest in the Diocese of Cuautitlán Izcalli, México, was stabbed to death while on his way to say Mass. This occurred on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.
The death of Fr. Rubén Alcántara Díaz, brings the number to 22 priests who have been murdered since 2012.
The murder occurred the evening of April 18, inside Our Lady of Mount Carmel church in the Cumbria neighborhood.The 50-year-old priest was stabbed by a person who fled and has yet to be identified.
The Diocese of Cuautitlán Izcalli said, “While the pertinent inquiries are being conducted by the experts, we pray to God for his eternal rest and ask everyone to join in this intention".
Bishop Alfonso Miranda, of the Mexican Bishops Conference, released on Twitter a condolence for the death of Fr. Alcántara Díaz and of “all the victims of the enormous amount of violence in Mexico. God help us.”
Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes also spoke of the murder, offering prayers that “hope in the Resurrection strengthen the bishop and faithful.”