For the third time this year in Guerrero state, a Roman Catholic priest has been abducted and killed, prompting a reproach of government authorities by the church leadership. The body of the Rev. Gregorio Lopez Gorostieta was found Thursday, a bullet to the head; he had been seized by gunmen Sunday, officials said.
"Enough already of so many murders, so many hatreds, so much crime. . . . Enough of injustice and corruption," Bishop Maximo Martinez, who oversees Lopez Gorostieta's diocese, said in a statement published Saturday. The priests worked in Guerrero state, where 43 college students were abducted and presumed killed. The remains of only one of the students have been identified. Federal police and military launched a security operation after the students disappeared, but kidnappings, highway robberies and other violence remain common, the church said. - L.A. Times