Church in Bloodied Border Town Proclaims Life [Zenit]

Interview With Bishop of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

By Omar Arcega

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico, MARCH 12, 2010 ( A city on Mexico’s northern border is the world’s deadliest city not in a war zone, with 2,660 people killed there last year alone.

But Ciudad Juarez – across the river from El Paso – is home to more than just warring drug cartels. It is also the home of a local Church that “does not accept the culture of death” and is aware of its mission to be “promoters of life.”

ZENIT spoke with Bishop Renato Ascencio León about his ministry in the midst of so much violence and death.


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