Catholic priest killed in northern Mexico

Sacerdote-495x330Source: Associated Press

By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in the northern Mexican state of Baja California are investigating the apparent slaying of a Roman Catholic priest in the municipality of Playas de Rosarito.

Tijuana Archbishop Francisco Moreno Barron announced the death of Icmar Arturo Orta in a statement issued Sunday.

An official in the state prosecutor’s office who was not authorized to speak publicly about the case confirms that Orta was found Friday and his death is being investigated as a homicide.

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