Mexican Drug War

Catholic Priests Being Murdered in Mexico for Speaking Out on Drug Cartel Violence

Catholic priests in Mexico are being targeted for murder by drug cartels simply because they speak out against the drug cartels and the drug war violence. (story continues below video)

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Three priests have now been killed in the state of Guerrero this year.

The latest was Father Gregorio Gorostieta, who was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head on Christmas Day. Father Gorostieta had recently blamed a drug cartel for the kidnapping and murder of 43 students from a teachers college.

Many priests have taken to wearing bullet proof vests.

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