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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

Pope Francis celebrates morning Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae at the Vatican (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

The Pope wrote to Buenos Aires bishops about their proposed guidelines for priests following Amoris Laetitia

St. Patrick's College, Maynooth (CNS)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin made the decision after allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour

Flowers, candles and messages are placed on the city hall entrance close to the home of Fr Jacques Hamel (AP)

French prosecutors have named Adel Kermiche, 19, as one of the two attackers who stormed a church and killed Fr Jacques Hamel

Cardinal Robert Sarah's comments have caused a liturgical earthquake (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
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Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CNS)

The letter, Iuvenescit Ecclesia, regarding the relationship between hierarchical and charismatic gifts in the life and the mission of the Church has been sent to bishops by the CDF

'The abuse crisis was caused by abusers in the first place, but the crisis became a catastrophe because many bishops were not properly capable of oversight' (CNS)

The Pope’s new set of canons are significant because they locate the epicenter of the abuse crisis in the episcopacy