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A person prays in Our Lady of Fatima Church in Poza Rica, Veracruz (AP)

Parishioners reject claims Fr Alejo Nabor Jimenez and Fr Alfredo Suarez de la Cruz had been drinking with their killers

A Mexican flag adorned with black mourning ribbons (AP)

Fr Alejo Nabor Jimenez Juarez and Fr Jose Alfredo Juarez de la Cruz were dragged at gunpoint out of a church in Poza Rica

Fr Jose Luis Guerra, works with gang members, prays over a young man on the outskirts of Monterrey, Mexico (CNS)

Dozens of priests have either died or vanished without trace in the country in the past 25 years

President Enrique Pena Nieto wants to legalise same-sex marriage in Mexico (AP)

The country’s president is seeking to make changes to the constitution in favour of same-sex marriage

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto speaks with citizens in late May outside the presidential residence in Mexico City (CNS photo/Mexican Presidency handout via EPA)

An analysis of Pena Nieto’s thesis found 29 per cent of the material had been plagiarised

A woman gestures as residents dig to recover belongings from their house damaged after Tropical Storm Earl caused a mudslide in Huauchinango, Mexico,  (CNS)

Mudslides in eastern Mexico have left at least 40 people dead and dozens of settlements cut off

Pilgrims attend the Opening Mass at World Youth Day in Kraków

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A poppy is 'milked' for opium paste (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)

The bishops said that the poor of Mexico were being starved to death and had no alternatives

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (AP)

If it is approved, Mexico would become the fifth country in Latin America to make same-sex marriage legal

Pope Francis meets with bishops during his visit to the cathedral in Mexico City (AP)

The archdiocesan publication asked whether the Pope had been properly briefed on Mexican matters prior to his visit