One dead in confrontation at Norberto Rivera's home

The former cardinal was at home at the time but wasn't injured
One dead in confrontation at Norberto Rivera's home
Norberto Rivera - Photo: Alejandro Acosta/EL UNIVERSAL
22/10/2018
12:47
Reuters
Mexico City
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A shootout outside the home of Roman Catholic cardinal, Norberto Rivera, in Mexico City left one police officer dead on Sunday, city authorities said, but no motive for the armed assault on the residence was provided.

Cardinal Norberto Rivera, 76, the capital’s retired archbishop and an influential figure in the church, was inside his home at the time of the armed assault but was not harmed.

Gunfire broke out after men wearing military clothing approached the entrance seeking to deliver a package, according to a statement from the city prosecutor. One of the men opened fire on a police officer at the entrance but was then forced back as other guards returned fire.

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The police officer died in a nearby hospital. The criminals managed to scape.

Rivera retired last year, almost two decades after he was named a cardinal by Pope John Paul II.

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