Pope urges Mexico bishops to combat drug trade with 'courage'
Mexico City (AFP)
Pope Francis urged Mexican bishops Saturday to take on drug trafficking with "prophetic courage," warning that it represents a moral challenge to society and the church.
"The magnitude of this phenomenon, the complexity of its causes, its immensity and its scope which devours like a metastasis, and the gravity of the violence which divides with its distorted expressions, do not allow us as Pastors of the Church to hide behind anodyne denunciations," Francis said in a speech in Mexico City's Cathedral.
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