Evangelicals in Chiapas Held After Refusing to Contribute to Catholic Festival

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(Evangelical Focus) At least 12 native evangelicals were held illegally last Sunday in the municipality of Zinacantán (Chiapas, south Mexico).

They were attending a local district assembly to discuss issues of common interest. But the agenda of the gathering was changed as the leaders of the municipality addressed the organization of the Catholic festival of the “Holy Cross,” which is to be celebrated on May 2.

The evangelicals refused to contribute to the religious festival, said lawyer and member of “Mission 21 grams” Luis López Herrera. Herrera, who offers legal support to victims of religious intolerance in Chiapas, denounced that the 12 evangelical Christians were held against their will for almost 24 hours.

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