The SHARE Foundation condemns the assassination of three men in Mexico including 2 Jesuits. We remember the assassination of Elva and Celina and 6 Jesuits in El Salvador during the war in the 1980s.
We express our solidarity to the Jesuit community in Mexico and in the world.
Here is the statement from the Jesuits in Mexico and the reaction from Pope Francis:
The Society of Jesus condemns the murder of two Jesuits in the community of Cerocahui, Chihuahua.
Mexico City, June 21, 2022.- The Jesuits of Mexico, with deep pain, denounce the murder of our brothers Javier Campos Morales, S.J. and Joaquín César Mora Salazar, S.J., which occurred yesterday inside the temple of the community of Cerocahui, Chihuahua.
We condemn these violent acts, we demand justice and the recovery of the bodies of our brothers who were taken from the temple by armed people.
We also demand that all protective measures be taken immediately to safeguard the lives of our Jesuit brothers, sisters, lay people and the entire Cerocahui community.
Acts like these are not isolated. The Sierra Tarahumara, like many other regions of the country, faces conditions of violence and neglect that have not been reversed. Every day men and women are arbitrarily deprived of life, as our brothers were murdered today.
The Jesuits of Mexico will not remain silent in the face of the reality that lacerates all of society. We will continue to be present and working for the mission of justice, reconciliation and peace, through our pastoral, educational and social works.
By denouncing what happened, we also note the pain that our people are experiencing due to the prevailing violence and we stand in solidarity with so many people who suffer from the same situation, without their suffering arousing empathy and public attention.
We trust that the testimonies of Christian life of our dear Javier and Joaquín continue to inspire men and women to give themselves in the service of the most vulnerable.
Rest in peace.
Mexican Province of the Society of Jesus
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