The church, located in a village with the same name, was buried in lava in 1944 along with the whole village when the Paricutin volcano erupted. However, the altar and the bell-tower stayed miraculously intact amidst the ruins of the church itself; the protruding cones of hardened lava look like they’re from another planet.
Mexican mayor shot dead at home just hours into tenure
Gunmen burst into the home of a newly elected Mexican mayor and shot her dead on Saturday. Gisela Mota, 33, a left-of-centre former member of Congress, was gunned down barely 24 hours after taking her oath of office in the city of Temixco, 90 kilometres from Mexico City.