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11/07/2004 Archived Entry: "Parishioners protest sacking of pistol-packin' priest"

Parishioners protest firing of pistol packing priest

Angry parishioners chained shut a church in central Mexico on Friday in protest at the sacking of their priest, whose habit of tucking a gun under his robes has earned him fame and the nickname "Padre Pistolas." Hundreds of people from the town of Chucandiro demonstrated outside the cathedral in the city of Morelia after Catholic church leaders there defrocked their gunslinging priest, Alfredo Gallegos, local media reported. ... Gallegos is wildly popular with parishioners but has angered his Catholic superiors with his habit of wearing a shiny pistol beneath his robes, despite strict laws in Mexico banning private citizens from carrying guns."

From CNN News and Mary Lou Seymour's Second Amendment News Digest.


Posted by Claire @ 10:06 AM CST

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