Murder of Jesuit priests in Mexico shakes violence-stricken nation

MEXICO CITY – Hundreds of soldiers scoured the pine-covered mountains of Mexico’s Sierra Tarahumara in search of a local Sinaloa cartel boss accused of killing two elderly Jesuit priests in a crime that sent shockwaves in the whole world.

Last Monday’s killings, which led Pope Francishimself a Jesuit, in lamenting Mexico’s relentless violence, point out how Mexican organized crime groups rule large swaths of the country.


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