Morelia.- Pastor Miguel Gerardo Flores Hernández was found dead; After missing for a week, his body was in Nueva Italia, municipality of Múgica, and confirmed the archdiocese of Morelia.
With the death of the priest, who was vicar in the parish of Santa Catarina in Alexandria in Jucutacato, 25 priests were killed this year, as were two missing persons, according to the Catholic Multimedial Center (CCM).
The father was last seen on August 18 in the community of Matanguarán, municipality of Uruapan, where he called a Mass.
The disappearance of the priest was reported to the public prosecutor on August 21, three days after he was last seen.
The Archdiocese of Morelia, led by Carlos Garfias Merlos, regretted the death of the priest and sent his condolences to the relatives of Father Miguel.
"May Our Lady of Health intercede for our brother-priest, give the comfort of his mother, brothers, friends, and the whole community of Missionaries of the Holy Family." Let us continue to pray for the grave situation of violence in our cities. "said the archdiocese.
A few minutes before the Catholic Church announced its position, the office of Michoacán Procurator reported the discovery of a body in that area of Tierra Caliente; however, he clarified that the identity of the victim was not confirmed.
They find corpse. The statement by the public prosecutor's office indicates that his staff moved to an area known as Antiguo Molino de Arroz, located on the Benito Juárez street in the center, due to the discovery of a body in an advanced state of decay .
According to information from the Archdiocese of Morelia, Father Miguel Gerardo Flores Hernández originally came from Sombrerete, Zacatecas. He promised his eternal vows in the community of the Missionaries of the Holy Family and in 2007 was ordained a priest for the same religious community.
He served as vicar in the parish of Santa Catarina de Alejandría in Jucutacato, municipality of Uruapan.