A Catholic priest who was attacked while celebrating Mass in Mexico City in May has died in hospital.
The local archdiocese announced this morning that Fr José Miguel Machorro, who was presiding over Mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral during the attack, died after falling into a coma last night.
The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera, wrote on Twitter: ‘I commend the soul of Fr Miguel Machorro and ask God to grant strength to his family. May he be in the Glory of God.’
Machorro, aged 55, was attacked while celebrating the final Mass of the day on May 15. The attacker was identified as Juan René Silva Martínez, 32, who was later revealed to be suffering a ‘psychotic disturbance’, the Catholic Herald reported. The priest was in and out of hospital since the attack.
This morning, the Cathedral’s Twitter account said simply ‘rest in peace’.