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Pope Francis (AP)

The Liberal Theologian said the Pope wants to fulfil a request made by Brazil’s bishops

Pope Francis (AP)

The Pope said there is a ‘spirit of clericalism’ in those priests who ‘feel superior and distance themselves from the people’

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope also extended his decree that allows SSPX priests to hear valid confessions

'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

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

The sister and a niece of Fr Jose Alfredo Suarez de la Cruz (AP)

State prosecutors have suggested the men were involved in questionable behaviour shortly before their deaths

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