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Mexican Churches Criticized for Accepting Drug Money

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Mexican Churches Criticized for Accepting Drug Money

Mexican Churches Criticized for Accepting Drug Money

Mexican Churches Criticized for Accepting Drug Money

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Catholic Church leaders in Mexico are under fire after admitting they accepted money from drug traffickers. Bishop Ramon Godinez says drug gangs all over the country are giving alms to the church. He told a daily newspaper it's not up to the church to ask where the money came from, claiming the tainted money is "purified" by being given to the church. A Mexican government spokesman is denouncing the practice of drug money laundered by God.