The Informal Feminist Command of Anti-Authoritarian Action is claiming responsibility for the early morning blast on Tuesday. Posting on Contra Info, the group is "an international multilingual counter-information and translation node, an infrastructure maintained by anarchists, anti-authoritarian and libertarian activists in different parts of the world." The post also reads, "My God, I do not love you!"
The post was signed by "Coatlicue," who claimed the "explosive device was made with dynamite, liquefied petroleum gas and butane." The explosion, however, did a small amount of damage.
The feminist group claims the Mexican Bishops' Conference was targeted "for every torture and murder in the name of your God" and "for every child defiled by pedophiles!"
The headquarters of the Mexican Episcopal Conference has suffered a 3-cylinder Molotv bomb attack. I think that reflects the situation of Mex pic.twitter.com/YTtPq3HoBJ— Mons. Ramón Castro (@MonsRamonCastro) July 25, 2017
No one was hurt in the blast, and a statement from Msgr. Alfonso Gerardo Miranda Guardiola thanked the police for their assistance and the laity for their concern, but decried the act: "As a collective body representing the bishops of Mexico, we would like to make an appeal for peace, prudence and respect for human life and for its institutions."
"This fact invites us to seriously reflect on the need to rebuild the social fabric," Msgr. Guardiola continues. "We renew our call for a social conversion that makes us see all as brothers and sisters, hoping that every citizen will be a peacemaker in our country."
Mexico has had a long history of violence against the Catholic Church, dating back to the Cristero War. Over 20 priests have gone missing or have been killed in the past four years.