A Mexican pastor who survived an assassination attempt in the notorious border city of Juarez in June says he was targeted because his church’s work is seen to negatively impact upon the efforts of drug cartels.
A bishop in the Mexican state of Guerrero, notorious for its narcotics production and drug traffickers, has developed his own way of dealing with cartels – by negotiating. Local communities frequently suffer because of the conflicts between rival gangs. In 2017, there were seven murders per day in the state.
Brazil is one of the most religious countries in the world. Brazilian people openly profess their religion and their faith; those living in 2002 will never forget seeing the Brazilian team pray after winning the World Cup. That is why the news that it’s forbidden for the Brazilian football players to pray during the World Cup has shocked everyone.