While participating in the installation of Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Villegas Aguilar of the Archdiocese of Michoacan and asked about the Church’s participation in the upcoming elections, the Apostolic Nuncio in Mexico, Archbishop Giuseppe Bertello, said the “Church desires to help and accompany the people in this electoral moment in order to strengthen the democratic system.”
For his part, Archbishop Alberto Suarez Inda of Morelia said the Church in Mexico is calling on the faithful to vote responsibly and to be conscious of their role in society. “Christians must participate in society,” he stated.
Archbishop Bello also said one of the challenges that has always faced the Church is that of evangelization. “I don’t think it is necessary to speak of a new evangelization,” he added, “but rather of the evangelization entrusted to us by Pope John Paul II.”