Feminists Claim Responsibility for Bombing Mexican Bishops’ Conference

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by Anita Carey  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  July 27, 2017   

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MEXICO CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) - Radical feminists set off a bomb blast near the entrance of the Mexican Bishop's Conference from a hatred for God and to protest pedophilia.

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!"

On the day of the blast, Humberto Roque Villanueva, undersecretary for religious matters, said he didn't believe it was an attack on the Catholic Church.
 
"I do not see that it is an orchestrated action," he commented, "nor is it in itself a deliberate action or joining other actions against the Catholic Church." 

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. 
 

 

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Anita Carey

Anita Carey is a staff writer for ChurchMilitant.com.