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Police guard a state building in Catemaco, Mexico, after it was set on fire following the disappearance of another priest, Fr Jose Luis Sanchez Ruiz, who was later found alive (CNS photo/Oscar Martinez, Reuters)

Missing priest is found dead in Mexico

Fr Joaquin Hernandez Sifuentes ‘looked for perfection in everything he did’, his diocese said

A Mexican flag adorned with black mourning ribbons (AP)

The priest has been missing from Coahuila state, an area renowned for cartel violence, for a week

The Mass was allegedly touted as the opening of the mayoral candidates campaigns (AP)

The priest faces a fine for blessing mayoral candidates at a Mass

A woman in San Diego talks through a fence with children in Tijuana, Mexico (CNS)

‘A duty to welcome and protect newcomers, particularly refugees, is an integral part of our mission,’ the bishops said in a statement

'Justice' and 'We want the priest' is written in Spanish on the wall of the torched and ransacked Municipal Palace in Catemaco, Veracruz, after the abduction of Fr Jose Luis Sanchez Ruiz (AP)

Fr Jose Luis Sanchez Ruiz was the third priest abducted in Veracruz since September – the other two were killed

A parliamentary committee has voted against the proposal tabled by President Enrique Pena Nieto, pictured on Wednesday giving an address in response to the U.S. presidential election. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

The proposal would have ensured same-sex marriage was legal in all states

A Massgoer at the fence (CNS)

An annual Mass was forced to move to a new location due to the erection of fencing at a section of the border in New Mexico

Archbishop Christophe Pierre (CNS photo/Mario Armas, Reuters)

Archbishop Christophe Pierre celebrated Mass along the Arizona-Mexico border

The sister, nieces and nephews of Fr Jose Alfredo Suarez de la Cruz pictured at his funeral (AP)

The bodies of Fr Alejo Nabor Jimenez and Fr Alfredo Suarez de la Cruz were found by a roadside outside the city of Poza Rica last month

A man holds an image of St Jose Sanchez del Rio (CNS)

St Jose Sanchez del Rio was canonised with six other new saints on Sunday