|Mexico||INVESTIGATION OF GUADALAJARA CARDINAL MURDER RULES OUT "MISTAKE"|
The investigation of the murder of Cardinal Juan Jesus Posadas Ocampo, the Archbishop of Guadalajara who was assassinated at the city airport on 24 May 1993, is coming to an end, according to his successor, Cardinal Juan Sandoval, who added, "It will definitively rule out that he was murdered by mistake."
Catholic World News reports that two years ago, the case was definitively closed by then-Attorney General Jorge Carpizo, maintaining that the cardinal was murdered by drug cartel killers who confused him with the leader of a rival organization, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
In July 1998, after pressure from the Mexican Bishops' Conference who presented new witnesses willing to talk, new Attorney General Jorge Madrazo reopened the case and created a broad commission composed of members from the state government of Jalisco, the bishops' conference, and his own office.
The word within the Bishops' Conference is that Cardinal Posadas could have been murdered by a radical sector of the officialist "Institutional Revolutionary Party," known as "the dinosaurs," who opposed the reestablishment of the legal status of the Catholic Church and the reopening of relations with the Vatican.
|12:04pm 19/5/99 / Catholic World News|