"We remain united and strong" - Mexico border city holds mass one week after El Paso massacre

11 August 2019
2019-08-11 13:41

People in Ciudad Juarez gathered on Saturday one week after a mass shooting killed six Mexicans and injured nine others just over the border in El Paso, Texas. Ciudad Juarez' Catholic Bishop Jose Guadalupe Torres presided over the service held at the same site where Pope Francis held a mass in 2016.

Attendees wiped tears while the Bishop prayed for the local community to remain united and strong, and act even more in favor of unity, of respect, of peace, of coexistence, of mutual acceptance. The gunman was identified by authorities as 21-year-old Patrick Crusius. He confessed while surrendering and told police he was targeting Mexicans, according to an El Paso police affidavit released on Friday.

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