On Friday, April 20, the young priest of 33 years, Father Juan Miguel Contreras García, was shot dead in the municipality of Tlajomulco de Zúñiga. He carried out his pastoral work as vicar of the parish of San Pío de Pietrelcina and would have completed two years of priestly life on May 15.
The perpetrators who murdered the Priest were in the parish office, while imparting the sacrament of reconciliation.
This land is home to the bloodiest drug cartels in the history of the state.
The escalation of violence and disappearances has been denounced by the Catholic Church. A few days before the start of the electoral campaigns, the State saw with great concern how homicide rates rose to 37 deaths in a weekend in March.
Rest in peace, Father Juan Miguel Contreras García (1985-2018)
SOURCE: Centro Catolico Multimedial (CCM)