LATimes: In Mexico’s Guerrero state, priests are a prime target for drug gangs

LATimes: In Mexico’s Guerrero state, priests are a prime target for drug gangs

November 29th 2015 – Father Oscar Prudenciano Gonzalez opened his arms wide to his congregation on a recent Sunday morning in the San Gerardo church of Iguala, in the state of Guerrero.

“We are going to pray for those families who have missing people,” he said. “That God gives them the strength, the peace and the well-being so that they can carry on searching without tiring, but also with the understanding and support of everyone.”

Father Oscar, 43, might do well to pray for himself too.

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Image: People have … so much hate, so much disregard for life,” says Father Oscar Prudenciano Gonzalez of the San Gerardo church of Iguala, in Mexico’s Guerrero state. (Deborah Bonello / For the Los Angeles Times)

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