Pope Francis asks Mexicans to reject drug violence
Pope Francis started his visit to Michoacan, in Morelia where he celebrated a Mass at Venustiano de Carranza stadium. Thousands of religious people, seminarians, priests and pilgrims attended the ceremony.
The western state of Michoacan suffers great violence due to the war against drugs. Pope Francis asked Christians to not give up and to firmly reject it at all times.
“What temptation can come to us from places often dominated by violence, corruption, drug trafficking, disregard for human dignity, and indifference in the face of suffering and vulnerability?” FLASH I think we can sum it up in a word, “resignation”. Faced with this reality, the devil can overcome us with one of his favorite weapons: resignation. ‘What can I do? So it’s life.’”.