FILE - In this March 10, 1998 file photo, Bishop of San Cristobal de las Casas, Samuel Ruiz, right, and auxiliary Bishop Raul Vera give a blessing at the Tzeltal Indian community of Cha

 

              FILE - In this March 10, 1998 file photo, Bishop of San Cristobal de las Casas, Samuel Ruiz, right, and auxiliary Bishop Raul Vera give a blessing at the Tzeltal Indian community of Cha
FILE - In this March 10, 1998 file photo, Bishop of San Cristobal de las Casas, Samuel Ruiz, right, and auxiliary Bishop Raul Vera give a blessing at the Tzeltal Indian community of Chanal in the Chiapas highlands of Mexico. Vera arrived in Saltillo as Bishop in 2000, with a reputation as a social crusader. Marked by his unvarnished speech, Vera's voice now carries beyond his diocese here, especially when he weighs in on issues such as drug violence, vulnerable immigrants and gay rights. (AP Photo/Pasqual Gorriz, File)
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