Mexico City, Mexico, Jun 8, 2021 / 15:01 pm
The Mexican bishops’ conference on Monday asked the political forces in the country to respect the results of Sunday’s elections and encouraged the resumption of dialogue to find a common path “beyond partisan differences."
In a June 7 statement the bishops of Mexico praised citizens for their participation but lamented the violence that took place around the elections.
"We note that this has been a political process marked by a great deal of violence, and so we lift up our prayers for those who have taken up the vocation to politics and held up dreams for a better Mexico and have been attacked or lost their lives,” the bishops said.
During the 2021 election cycle, 91 politicians were killed and almost 700 candidates were attacked.