Church offers prayers, Mexicans express outrage for missing students

by David Agren  |  published on November 11, 2014

Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico City offered prayers during Mass Nov. 9 for Mexico’s 43 missing teacher trainees, who authorities allege were captured by crooked cops, killed by organized crime and had their bodies burned.

The Mexican bishops’ conference, meanwhile, issued a statement of solidarity with the families, who refuse to accept the authorities’ explanations and continue calling for their children to be brought back alive.

“Adding our voice to theirs and to all of society, we say, ‘Enough with so much corruption, impunity and violence,'” the bishops said in a Nov. 7 statement.

“Respectfully and energetically, we ask the authorities to take the investigation to its final consequences so that it’s known with certainty what has happened with the disappeared and the intellectual authors … are punished with the full weight of the law,” the statement continued.

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