Mexican bishops threatened by drug cartels

| July 21, 2009

Mexico City, Jul 20, 2009 (EFE via COMTEX) — Three Catholic bishops in the westernMexican state of Michoacan have been threatened by drug traffickers,a church spokesman told Efe.

"They asked them to stop condemning the illegal drug activity.

Some parish priests have also started prevention programs anddenounced the groups that conduct retail drug sales and (thecriminals) have felt affected," Mexico City Archdiocese spokesmanthe Rev. Hugo Valdemar said.

The bishops have rejected the offers of security made byofficials for now, but if the threats become more serious, theycould accept them, the church spokesman said.

 

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