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Church has no interest in priests being politicians, says Nuncio in Mexico
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.- The Apostolic Nuncio to Mexico, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, said this week the Church is not interested in having clerics be elected to political office, “as she wants her priests to be priests and her bishops to be bishops.  She does not want them to be directly involved in politics,” he said.

“We are not going to fight to have a priest as mayor, because we have a different mission,” the archbishop said.  “The role of priests is eminently religious.  There is no reason to waste time on this, we are not going to fight for this; we know exactly what role we have to fulfill.”

Archbishop Pierre made his statements in Chiapas after blessing the first stone of the new Seminary of Holy Mary of Guadalupe.

On Wednesday he is scheduled to meet with victims of the flooding from the Malpaso Dam. The archbishop will also visit the region where five months ago more than three thousand people were evacuated in order to escape the rising waters.

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