Catholic media professionals from across Mexico voiced solidarity with two newspapers in the northern region of the country which were the targets of recent attacks.
At the 2nd National Catholic Press Meeting in Mexico City on July 13, leaders expressed concern over newspapers El Norte, in the state of Nuevo Leon, and El Manana, in Tamaulipas.
The offices of both Mexican dailies came under grenade and gunfire on July 10. In both cases no one was hurt or killed.
In a statement sent to EWTN News by Father Antonio Camacho Munoz – executive secretary of the Mexican Bishops' Committee on Communications – the group call on local officials to “leave no stone unturned in their effort to carry out justice for the crimes that have cast a shadow over the Mexican press in recent years.”
The members of the press urged the government “to prevent and protect journalists from the delinquency and organized crime that is creating chaos in the country through attacks on the media.”
They offered prayers for those in the media and rejected the violent attacks. Those who work in the media should be “builders of peace and defenders of life,” they noted.