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Priest kidnapped in northern Mexico

Priest kidnapped in northern Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Catholic council of bishops says a priest has been kidnapped in the northern Gulf coast city of Tampico.

The council identified the priest Wednesday as Rev. Oscar Lopez Navarro.

Tampico Bishop Jose Luis Dibildox said Lopez Navarro was abducted late Tuesday night outside his residence by people who had been following him.

He said the kidnappers had indicated they would negotiate for his release, apparently in exchange for a ransom.

On Monday, a priest was shot to death in the Pacific coast state of Nayarit. In 2016, two priests were found shot to death in Veracruz state, and another priest was killed in the western state of Michoacan.

An estimated 32 priests have been slain in Mexico since 2006.

Updated : 2021-10-24 00:44 GMT+08:00