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Priests take lead in Michoacán’s revolt against drug gang

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APATZINGAN, Mexico — In medieval times, a powerful Christian military order known as the Knights Templar fought during the Crusades. Today, meth-peddling gangsters have taken the Templar name, and in an ironic twist they are finding Roman Catholic clergy among their fiercest enemies.

In the embattled Mexican state of Michoacán, Catholic priests are openly backing armed vigilante groups that are waging war against the Knights Templar gang.

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