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‘Enough with the deaths’: Mexican clergy reiterate Chiapas is in crisis

The diocesan statement called for all levels of government to find "an integral solution. The conflict has been aggravated by the presence of armed groups.
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Mexican Catholic youths transporting quake relief shot, robbed, raped

Members of a Catholic youth group were shot at and robbed as they transported earthquake relief to southern Mexico, leaving two volunteers hospitalized. Another volunteer was sexually assaulted.
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Pope arrives to help promote healing in Colombia, scarred by war

Pope Francis arrived in Colombia Sept. 6 for a five-day visit to promote reconciliation in a deeply Catholic country scarred and reticent to offer forgiveness after decades of war.
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Mexican bishops don’t see explosion as attack on church

The Mexican bishops' conference does not believe an explosive device detonated outside its offices -- adjacent to the country's most visited religious site, the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe -- is an attack on the Catholic Church.
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Bishops in southern Mexico face threats from organized criminal groups

Bishops in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero have suffered threats from organized criminal groups as they serve a region rife with drug cartel activities and parishes located in impoverished indigenous communities where people eke out existences by cultivating opium poppies.
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