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Murdered priests mourned in Mexico’s troubled Veracruz state — The Catholic Media Center says 28 priests have been killed in Mexico since 2006

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 Associated Press SEPTEMBER 21, 2016 — 2:00PM
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 A person prays in Our Lady of Fatima Church in Poza Rica, Veracruz state, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. Two of the church’s priests were found dead on Monday, and were last seen Sunday. Their bullet-ridden bodies were found on a roadside. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)



POZA RICA, Mexico — Mourners packed a church Wednesday for a Roman Catholic Mass in memory of a priest who was murdered along with another cleric in the troubled Gulf coast state of Veracruz.

Parishioners filled all the standing room inside the church in the community of Paso Blanco while others outside listened through the windows, huddling under the eaves as a steady rain fell.

A large banner on the front of the church bore a photo of the young Rev. Jose Alfredo Suarez de la Cruz, who was ordained only a few years ago and…

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