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2 priests killed in northern Mexico buried in village


CEROCAHUI, Mexico (AP) — Two Jesuit priests killed last week in remote mountains of northern Mexico are have been buried in the village where a gunman attacked them inside the church last week. The Revs. Javier Campos, 79, and Joaquín Mora, 80, had spent much of their lives serving Indigenous Raramuri people of the region. On Sunday, their friends, colleagues and parishioners mourned the priests’ return to Cerocahui in wooden caskets. Last Monday, a local crime boss pursuing a tourist guide who sought refuge in the church facing Cerocahui’s central square, killed the guide and the two priests. Their bodies were initially taken by their attacker, but were recovered days later.

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