Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Compass Direct: Chiapas, Mexico

"Traditionalist Catholics" expelled 20 evangelical Christians, including 14 children, from their homes and dumped them on the edge of town. It appears that their 'crime' was refusing to pay local fees for celebrations honoring Catholic saints.

Caciques, (local leaders), in sympathy with these Traditionals, told the evangelicals they would be burned if they returned to their homes.

"Traditional Catholics" practice a combination of Catholicism and local native religion.

Read more here.

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