January 19, 2021

A policeman dies in an armed attack against the house of Cardinal Emeritus of Mexico

A policeman dies in an armed attack against the house of Cardinal Emeritus of Mexico



A policeman was killed today when the residence of Mexican Cardinal Emeritus Norberto Rivera was shot in an apparent robbery attempt, according to the Secretariat of Public Security (SSP) of Mexico City.

The attack was perpetrated by at least three people who fired at the cardinal's house, located in an exclusive residential neighborhood, from two motorcycles and a van.

In the attack, an agent of the Industrial Banking Police, an auxiliary group of the Public Security Secretariat with surveillance functions in public institutions and banks, died.

At least a dozen casings were found during the first inspections of the house by the SSP, which points as the main hypothesis to a possible attempt to rob the residence.

Rivera Carrera presented in 2017 to Pope Francisco his resignation as cardinal and archbishop primate of Mexico having reached the retirement age of 75 years and was replaced in February 2018 by Carlos Aguiar Retes.

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