By Devin Watkins
Monday, 24 August, marks 10 years since the vicious murder of 72 Central and South American migrants in San Fernando, in Mexico’s Tamaulipas State.
The undocumented migrants—52 men and 14 women—were killed by the Los Zetas drug cartel in the village of El Huizachal.
Their bodies were buried in a mass grave on a ranch, and were later discovered by the Mexican military.
Victims of throw-away culture
Pope Francis evoked their memory on Sunday at the Angelus address.
“They were people from various countries who were seeking a better life,” he said. “I express my solidarity with the families of the victims, who even today call for justice and truth regarding what happened.”
The Pope also recalled the many migrants who still die as they seek a better life.
“The Lord will require of us an account of all the migrants who fall along the journey of hope,” he added. “They are victims of a throw-away culture.”