The local Catholic community is shocked by the event.
This is not a one-off incident of Christian persecution in Mexico, which has risen due to drug cartel violence.
The previous parish priest killed in Mexico had been killed in June 2021. It was Father Father Juan Antonio Orozco Alvarado.
On the12th of June, a Mexican priest lost his life in a shooting between two cartels. He was serving in the region of Zacatecas
The dead body of a priest was found next to his car, on the 27th of March, in Mexico.
The four-hundred-year-old church is in bad conditions and only the walls remain standing.
This year four countries left, and four new countries entered this list of the top fifty countries.
Fr. Francisco Núñez Martinez’s sister announced that the priest has been found alive, five days after his disappearance.
The community is campaigning for the rescue of the priest, under the hashtag #TodosSomosPadrePaco.