translated from Spanish: Mexican bishop is wounded in alleged crossfire

San Cristobal de las Casas.- Felipe Arizmendi Esquivel, Bishop Emeritus of San Cristobal, in Chiapas, was wounded by firearm on May 30 while he was on his way from Toluca, a city where he is currently based, to visit family in Chiltepec.In a statement he narrated that the unit in which he was traveling was left in the middle of crossfire, and after leaving the following his path to be cared for by a doctor of the aforementioned region.

«Miraculously I am well thanking the lord and the virgin, on Sunday I celebrated behind closed doors in Chiltepec and this Monday we returned to Toluca, they sent me protection from the Government Secretariat, we are all exposed to the different viruses», he externated in the document. You may be interested: Catholic church of Mexico enters economic crisis, borrowsThe former governor of Chiapas, Pablo Salazar Mendiguchía, expressed his support for the bishop on his official Twitter account, where he announced the fact.

I raise my prayers for the health of Monsignor Felipe Arizmendi, who last Saturday, and in a crossfire between alleged criminals, was struck by a bullet.
Luckily he’s out of danger.
It is a blessing to have him alive, dear Don Felipe.
God Bless Him—Pablo Salazar M. (@PSMendiguchia)
June 1, 2020



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