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Murdered Mexican priests mourned in separate services
Three Mexican priests were kidnapped and killed in the span of a weeks: the Rev. José Alfredo Suárez de la Cruz and Alejo Nabor Jiménez in the state of Veracruz, and Rev. Jose Alfredo Lopez Guillen in Michoacán. Their bodies were found dumped at the side of highways.
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Priests attend the funeral Mass for slain Rev. Jose Alfredo Suarez de la Cruz at Our Lady of Asuncion Church in Paso Blanco, Veracruz state, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Mourners packed the church for the funeral Mass in memory of the Roman Catholic priest who was murdered along with another cleric in the troubled Gulf coast state of Veracruz. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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The sister and a niece of slain Rev. Jose Alfredo Suarez de la Cruz hold a picture of him as they grieve during his funeral at Our Lady of Asuncion Church in Paso Blanco, Veracruz state, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Mourners packed the church for the funeral Mass in memory of the Roman Catholic priest who was murdered along with another cleric in the troubled Gulf coast state of Veracruz. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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Mourners pay their last respects to slain Rev. Jose Alfredo Suarez de la Cruz at Our Lady of Asuncion Church in Paso Blanco, Veracruz state, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Mourners packed the church for the funeral Mass in memory of the Roman Catholic priest who was murdered along with another cleric in the troubled Gulf coast state of Veracruz. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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People gather for the funeral Mass of slain Rev. Jose Alfredo Suarez de la Cruz at Our Lady of Asuncion Church in Paso Blanco, Veracruz state, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Mourners packed the church for the funeral Mass in memory of the Roman Catholic priest who was murdered along with another cleric in the troubled Gulf coast state of Veracruz. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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The sister, nieces and nephews of slain Rev. Jose Alfredo Suarez de la Cruz grieve as they watch his casket lower into the floor inside Our Lady of Asuncion Church in Paso Blanco, Veracruz state, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Mourners packed the church for the funeral Mass in memory of the Roman Catholic priest who was murdered along with another cleric in the troubled Gulf coast state of Veracruz. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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This Sept. 21, 2016 photo shows residents eating tamales provided after the funeral Mass for slain Rev. Jose Alfredo Suarez de la Cruz, who was found bound and shot to death alongside another priest, outside Our Lady of Asuncion Church in Paso Blanco, Veracruz state, Mexico, his hometown. Ministering to an increasingly terrified flock, people say, Nabor was close to the congregation, sharing his phone number widely and urging people to drop in at any time. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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People gather for the funeral Mass of slain Rev. Jose Alfredo Suarez de la Cruz at Our Lady of Asuncion Church in Paso Blanco, Veracruz state, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Mourners packed the church for the funeral Mass in memory of the Roman Catholic priest who was murdered along with another cleric in the troubled Gulf coast state of Veracruz. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
(Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Murdered Mexican priests mourned in separate services

Three Mexican priests were kidnapped and killed in the span of a weeks: the Rev. José Alfredo Suárez de la Cruz and Alejo Nabor Jiménez in the state of Veracruz, and Rev. Jose Alfredo Lopez Guillen in Michoacán. Their bodies were found dumped at the side of highways.

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