Another Catholic priest has been kidnapped in Mexico [CNA]


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http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/images/size340/Priest_Credit_Neville_Elder_Shutterstock_CNA.jpgMexico City, Mexico, Sep 23, 2016 / 11:21 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Mexican Cardinal Alberto Suarez Inda is offering prayers for the safety of a priest who was kidnapped in the country earlier this week.

Fr. Jose Alfredo Lopez Guillen, pastor of Janamuato, was taken from the rectory of his parish by unknown persons on Monday, September 19. His whereabouts remain unknown, as does the motive for the kidnapping. His car was also stolen.

His abduction occurred on the same day that authorities found the lifeless bodies of previously-kidnapped Fathers Alejo Nabor Jiménez Juarez and Jose Alfredo Juarez de la Cruz, in the Diocese of Papantla, in Veracruz state.

In a video posted on YouTube Sept. 22, Cardinal Suarez said that “after sharing in the enormous pain over the murder of two young priests in the Diocese of Papantla in Veracruz, today we are suffering anguish firsthand over the disappearance, the kidnapping of one of our priests.”

The cardinal offered prayers for the kidnapped priest and that the captors may “respect his person, his life, that he can return soon to the exercise of his ministry. We join in prayer for his family members and parishioners who are going through this distressing time.”

“We ask God for peace, for respect for life, for the conversion of those who dedicate themselves to doing evil,” he said.

“Our community suffers the death, the anguish of any one of our faithful. In this case, it’s a good man, dedicated to doing good and who is peaceful. This barbarity is in no way justifiable, I ask for your prayers.”

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Praying for Fr. Guillen’s safety & well & safe return.


#3

I pray that the kidnapped priest will sense
the many prayers offered to God on his
behalf and that he will have the courage to
love his captors and pray for their salvation.
May his ordeal end soon.

Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and
the treasury of compassion inexhaustible,
look kindly upon us, and increase your mercy
in us, that in the difficult times we will not
despair, nor become despondent but w/ great
confidence submit to Your Holy Will, which
is Love and Mercy itself.
Amen.

Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood,
Soul and Divinity of Your only begotten Son,
the Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our
sins and the sins of the whole world.
Amen.


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:signofcross:
Kyrie Eleison, Kyrie Eleison, Kyrie Eleison.

Christe Eleison, Christe Eleison, Christe Eleison.

Kyrie Eleison, Kyrie Eleison, Kyrie Eleison. Amen.
:signofcross:


#5

How tragic!

Praying.


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Gracious and merciful Father, please come to his assistance.

Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

Glory Be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen.


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