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Cardinal Rivera’s home attacked in Mexico City, security guard killed

An auxiliary police officer was shot dead at the Mexico City home of Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera in what authorities described as an unsuccessful attempt at robbing the retired churchman.

The gunmen arrived at the cardinal’s home in southern Mexico City on 21st October at around 3pm, Raymundo Collins, Mexico City public security secretary, told local media.

At least two men arrived in a delivery vehicle and pretended they were delivering an envelope. With the delivery as the pretext for ringing the doorbell, “they were able to force open” the door and enter “three meters” into the property, Collins said. Gunshots were exchanged with an auxiliary police officer providing security at the property.

Auxiliary police provide security at public buildings and other specific locations. Jose Javier Hernandez Nava, a member of the Banking and Industrial Police, a unit of the local Public Security Secretariat, was killed in the shootout. The suspects fled in a pair of SUVs.

Cardinal Rivera and several religious who help maintain his home were in the house at the time of the attempted robbery, but were never in danger, authorities say. As of midday on 22nd October, the suspects remained at large.

Cardinal Rivera served as archbishop of Mexico City for 22 years. He submitted his resignation in June 2017 upon turning 75 and was succeeded by Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes, who was installed in February 2018.

Cardinal Aguiar expressed support his predecessor and offered prayers for Hernandez and his family.

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Picture: Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico City is seen at the Vatican in this 2013 file photo. (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters).

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OTHER NEWS

JOIN US FOR THE RE-DEDICATION EVENT -WATCH OUR LIVESTREAM BELOW AT NOON

THE REDEDICATION In 1381, England was dedicated to Mary by King Richard II and was 'set apart for her among the nations. This year, the Christians of England are called to make a personal dedication to Mary, taking up her example as Christ’s first disciple. History...

Prayers to say for the rededication of England as Mary’s Dowry

At noon today (Sunday, 29 March), England will be rededicated as the Dowry of Mary. While celebrations have been scaled back for obvious reasons, Catholics can still make join in at home by saying the prayers below. You can say the prayers at any time of day, although...

Online Mass and CAFOD are helping fill the holes left in our Sundays

With the coronavirus pandemic causing Masses across the country to be cancelled, there is now a large demand for virtual worship – and Catholic charity CAFOD hopes its weekly ‘Children’s Liturgy Live!’ will inspire families across the UK after the first session saw...

Catholic Churches in Europe opened to fight COVID-19

Catholic dioceses and religious orders across Europe are offering to turn church facilities into spaces needed for health care or housing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Church leaders throughout Europe have been struggling to maintain Catholic religious devotions...

CAFOD takes its activities online as world stays home

With the onset of the coronavirus leaving many spending more time inside, organisations have swung into action moving their activities online, including UK charity CAFOD, which hopes its digital events and resources will unite international communities. The Covid-19...