Mexican archdiocese cancels mission program after 10 youths killed

MEXICO CITY -- Catholic officials condemned the slayings of 10 young people in the state of Durango and suspended long-running Holy Week missionary programs.

Durango state judicial officials said the 10 young people, ages 8-21, apparently failed to stop for a false checkpoint established by presumed drug cartel members March 28. At least 40 shots were fired and a grenade was tossed at the victims, who included four siblings.

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