The secretary general of the Bishops’ Conference of Mexico, Bishop Jose Leopoldo Gonzalez, this week defended the right of the bishops to speak out on political issues, against the opinions of some politicians who wish to silence the Church. .-
"The Church must speak out on politics, otherwise she would betray the Gospel," he stated. "[The Church] would never speak in a politically partisan manner because the Code of Canon Law forbids it".
During a press conference at the bishops’ headquarters, Bishop Gonzalez said that democracy is not only "going to vote," but also "caring for the vote. In this sense we have a long way to go, and this is not only the job of the Church, it’s everyone’s job."