French Muslim Violently Attacks And Tries To Behead Catholic Priest At The Altar In Mexico’s Largest Cathedral

The Metropolitan Church of Our Lady of the Assumption is the largest Church in Mexico, right in the heart of Mexico city. Dating back to the time of the conquistadors, it is a visible sign of the conquest of Christ and His Church over the wicked paganism of ancient Mexico. Yet as Islam has been spreading worldwide, is it now brazenly attacking even the most sacred of places where few to no Muslims are to be found.

Recently, a French Muslim attacked a priest at the Church, Fr. Miguel Machorro, while he was at the altar and tried to behead him, violently plunging a blade into his neck before the parishioners were able to stop and restrain him:

A priest who officiated at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City was stabbed last Monday at 6:00 pm by a middle-aged man who went up to the altar and thrust a blade into his neck.

According to the archdiocese, the attacker named John Rene Rockschiil , of Muslim confession according to Mexican media, was arrested after carrying out the attack with a knife.

After calling the police, a Condor unit from the capital’s public security secretariat arrived in the vicinity of the temple located in the historic center to carry the cleric to the San Miguel Chapultepec hospital .

Some of the testimonies of the parishioners who were in the church emphasize that some of those present accosted the 35-year-old man, in addition to providing medical care to the parish priest Miguel Angel Machorro, until help arrived. (source)



  • CTyank

    Thank the Lord for those parishioners who snapped into action and did not sit still to see a priest brutally murdered. The biggest church in the largest city in Mexico. St. Patrick’s cathedral can’t be much safer from this type of demonic attack.

  • jami

    Praise God , the Priest is safe.

  • ace

    The priest’s name in translation is Michael [the arch] Angel, age 55. The aggressor is described (depending on which article you read) as either a French Muslim or an American artist who is a convert to Islam. At least 3 or 4 stab wound in the neck from the knife, substantial loss of blood. On loading the priest into the ambulance and tearing off his garments to perform life support, an additional stab wound in the back was discovered. The priest has just finished saying an evening Mass for a class reunion of long-time teachers who had graduated (decades ago) from teachers college. The priest had sprinkled holy water over those attending and blessed religious objects including crucifixes and rosaries. Several had moved to a side altar to take remembrance photos of the gathering. The priest was returning to the altar, beginning to climb the steps, when the attack occurred…

    • Raph Sebastian

      Thanks for the update, Ace.

  • Raph Sebastian

    [ Some of the testimonies of the parishioners who were in the church emphasize that some of those present accosted the 35-year-old man…]

    If I was present, there would be more than just “accosting” of the attacker. Mexican Catholics should learn from this and need to now be armed, all the time, even in church.

    This will not be the last time we hear of this sort of attacks. It already has happened in France, just as frequently throughout the African continent and now Mexico.

    The diabolical will use its minions to attack its enemy which is the one and only Church the LORD founded and His priests.

    • David W

      There are extremely oppressive gun control laws, possessing a “military” rifle (anything that can chamber ammunition greater than .22) will get you YEARS in a Mexican prison. There are American citizens in jails because they accidentally crossed the border with guns and ammo that are LEGAL in AZ< TX, NM. Only cartel members and government officials can pack heat in Mexico. ANOTHER reason for Americans to keep their guns and discard the anti-gun Fascists. The countries with the worst crime in the world have the most restrictive firearm laws. Check out the crime rates in Central and South America (Honduras, Belize, Venezuela).

      • Raph Sebastian

        Yes brother David, I know of Mexico’s laws against firearms but it is the people that allow such laws to begin with. They allow a govt that is complicit with the Cartels to run roughshod over them and allow rampant crime while doing nothing to improve the people’s circumstances.

        With attacks such as these only to increase in severity and frequency Mexicans need to demand safety or take their own initiatives to boost security.

        Sadly we wil not see this happen but will see more of such attacks.

        • David W

          Indeed brother Raph! I wonder how long Americans will ignore the genocide south of the border, while consuming the narcotics, methamphetamine and pot that is coming over the border. With legalized weed, expect millions more youth and adults to soon become enslaved and docile subjects of a malevolent government.

          • Raph Sebastian

            Brother David,

            Both govts are complicit to a point. Trump during his campaign made it a stump speech each time to mention the drugs and narcotics that are pouring in from the Southern border.

            Sadly, he has done nothing to prevent this, this spring alone, saw close to a hundred, both successful and aborted, attempts of illegal border crossings by drug mules. As long there is demand for weed and such, there will be supply, basic economics. It is much cheaper still to buy illegal weed than to buy them from dispensaries in states that have legalized weed.

            I am still hopeful that Trump will wake up to the genocide that is happening and act accordingly.

            As for the USA, whole culture and generation of stoned underachieving and under educated youth is on the horizon. In 25 years there will be a new social problem that will be the result of this and the states will not be able to cope. All I have to say is they brought it upon themselves.

            Mexico and her people will need to return to God as well…there are way too many people that have been swayed away from their Catholic origins, I blame the cartels and their worship of death and the Protestants who think that Catholics are not Christians and need to evangelize them, these “converts” once they abandon their traditional Catholic faith will not be satisfied, they will keep looking for answers after being confused by these evangelists. Some do later realize and some are led into damnation when they always had the truth with the Catholic Christian faith.

            Walid had a write up on how the government is complicit in the past and how the Cristeros uprising and war saw how Mexico treated her Catholics. Then with politicians and the cartels ganging up to form a new Protestant “religion” of Iglesia La Luz Del Mundo trying to eradicate the Catholic Church in Mexico. These are the people that are involved in the many kidnappings and murders of priests in Mexico.

            Having said this, we must continue to stand strong with and steadfastly pray for our faithful brethren in Mexico because they will
            be continually persecuted more so now than ever.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    Satan goes after the priests – of course -his hatred for the priests is for the same reason he hates Mary – both make/made present the body and blood of the Lord. He can’t get to Mary, so he goes after her sons the priests – for without the priests, the rest of her children cannot be fed.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    Common, then it will be legal.

    • Scriptures repeatedly said saints would be turned into the hands of the Antichrist for a time, times, and half a time. The Early Church understood this.

      20th Century Christians would convert to avoid the pain of torture.

      They do so while ignoring Jesus’ words, “But the one who endure to the end shall be saved,” (Matthew 24:13).

      • Grace Ziem

        It seems long now, but eternity will come, and it will seem like a blink of an eye…We must love each other and remain true to Christ’s message. Blessings, Trevor!

  • Tom_mcewen

    One should be aware that while officially since 1992 Mexico is no longer an atheist state, and the Catholics are free from some restrictions, the dislike for the clergy and the Catholic Church runs throughout the Society in public and in private. The idea that Mexico is a Catholic religious country is wrong. The force of evil is strong and promoted. Importing Muslims would find a rich soil to grow in. I am only surprised not more had not happened to more priests.

  • ace

    5/17/17 UPDATE: The suspect is at a psychiatric hospital “Fray Bernardino Álvarez”. He is described as psychotic. Both the U.S. and the French embassy have been asked to help confirm or deny citizenship. Mexican Immigration Offices have also been contacted, but have not found anyone with the name in their data bases. The condition of the priest is apparently unchanged and the interview of the victim remains pending.

    • Raph Sebastian

      “Psychotic” is just another euphemism for “demonic” as far as I am concerned.
      We all must continue to pray for the recovery of our priest.

      • ace

        I certainly agree we need continued prayers for this priest.

        As far as demonic forces and the suspect, in this case, likely, ae least in part. Most exorcists have a psych team to screen out such, and sometimes both can co-exist. I have an uncanny feeling about this case and wonder if the assailant is running from something and/or is a victim of abuse, though not necessarily by a priest; could have been by someone who outwardly was either very religious or involved in ritualistic something or other, which could have been the opening of the door to the demonic. Maybe, he’s been involved with Narcos.

        Speaking of Narcos, and recalling the self-defense forces to combat, here’s a link (Spanish): dated May 11, 2017 with translated excerpts: “After being arrested, on June 27, 2014 for alleged possession of weapons and possession of drugs, José Manuel Mireles will be released from prison on bail but will continue his trial on home freedom… However, relatives and sympathizers fear for the life of the ex-leader of the Tierra Caliente self-defense groups… During his two-year stay at the high-security prison in Hermosillo, Mireles suffered relapses from diabetes and spinal cord injuries. There were even complaints of mistreatment that were filed by his lawyers and relatives, as well as lack of medical care… To obtain his parole, the doctor originally from Tepalcatapec had to pay a deposit of 30 thousand pesos and sign a response to not leave Michoacan or the country…”

        Prayers also continue to be needed for Dr. Mireles.

        • Raph Sebastian

          Woe unto them brother, those who persecute the good and push evil. Mexico’s gov’t has long been complicit to criminal activities and organized crime. They will continue to turn a blind eye to cartel abduction and murder of priests and clergy who speak out against the Cartels and gov’t officials who are on the take.

          Even if he was a victim of abuse the act in itself is criminal the motives as to why he attacked goes only to mitigation. We should never try to rationalize criminal behaviour.

          • ace

            I don’t disagree… The guy strikes me as a street thug, and there certainly appears to have been intent. Did you see the murder weapon? It looks like a street knife with a strap which goes over the back of the hand (or you slip your hand through) so you don’t lose the knife if your grip slides.

      • Grace Ziem

        Yes. and we need to try to pray for the Jihadis, as hard as that is. On this one I had to pray that Christ would help heal my disgust… Still, I am reminded “2 Peter 3:9 ..” not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”

  • Grace Ziem

    Following the Qu’ran is either psychotic or not; the media are the schizophrenic ones; they insist Islam is peaceful and ALL the Islamic jihadis are mentally ill. And they wonder about why people have lost faith in the media.