Mexican pastor shot and killed while at the pulpit during Sunday service
A pastor in southwest Mexico was shot and killed during a church service on Sunday amid ongoing targeting of faith leaders by criminal gangs.
According to international watchdog charity group Christian Solidarity Worldwide, Pastor Alfrery LÃctor Cruz Canseco was preaching from the pulpit of the Fraternidad Cristiana church in the town of Tlalixtac de Cabrera in the Oaxaca state when he was shot at point-blank range.
Canseco died while he was being transported to a local hospital. His attacker was arrested after congregants prevented his escape....
No, I figure it will not show up on many other news outlets because it involves evangelical Christians in Mexico, who have been persecuted by the majority Catholic population for many years. And, any news about drug gangs shooting anyone is not reported because the govt. of Mexico does not want that kind of news to get out and hurt the country's reputation. And then, local newspaper editors and reporters have been threatened with death by the same drug gangs, if they even dare report on their activities. Speaking of newspapers, on a side issue, can I ask the commenters here if their local newspaper still runs a 'religion' or 'faith' page on Friday or Saturday? They will list things like the church service times, addresses, and maybe even special activities like Vacation Bible School or food or clothing drives.
I don't mean to doubt the veracity of the story, but when I do a websearch for this news item, it only appears on the website cited here, but not on any major news sites, nor newspapers, even the Los Angeles Times that should carry any news about Mexico.