Neighbors stand outside church whose priest was killed Wednesday. Neighbors stand outside church whose priest was killed Wednesday.

Popular parish priest found bound, stabbed

The 73-year-old was assassinated in his home

Robbery is believed to have been the motive for the killing on Wednesday night of a parish priest in Los Reyes La Paz in Estado de México.

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Luis López Villa, 73, was found in his bedroom where he had been bound with adhesive tape and stabbed with a sharp instrument, state security authorities said.

Police were called to the scene after neighbors observed that the door to the priest’s home had been left open.

Parishioners of San Isidro Labrador were mourning López’ death yesterday morning, describing him as “a marvelous human being” and “an extraordinary person.” He had been their priest for at least 11 years.

When the Catholic Church wished to transfer López two years ago, the parish rallied and prevented the move.

“He loved all of us here and we loved him very much,” said one parishioner.

At least four priests have been assassinated in Mexico during the past year.

Source: El Universal (sp), Excélsior (sp)

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