AMERICA/MEXICO - A bomb explodes at the entrance of the Episcopal Conference, appeal for calm

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 violence   area crisis  

Mexico City (Agenzia Fides) - On July 25, a bomb exploded at the main entrance of the Mexican Episcopal Conference headquarters in Mexico City around 1.50 am, causing some damage but no one was injured.
"We appreciate the support and solidarity shown by our Bishops, faithful, priests, institutions and many people of good will.
Even the federal and local authorities have also shown their support and collaboration to clarify this incident", is what is written in the statement by the Secretary General and Spokesperson of the Mexican Episcopal Conference, His Exc. Mgr, Alfonso G. Miranda Guardiola.
"As a collegial organ of the Bishops of Mexico – continues the statement sent to Agenzia Fides, "we want to appeal to calm, carefulness and respect for human life and its institutions. This fact invites us to think intensely about the need to rebuild the social fabric, to promote a safe environment for all citizens".
Lastly, Bishop Guardiola renews the call for "a social conversion in order to look at each other as brothers and so that every citizen is a peace builder in our country, entrusting Christ, Prince of Peace, and Santa Maria of Guadalupe our mission of creating a "more just and supportive" humanity. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 26/7/2017)