Mexico City, Mexico, Jul 11, 2022 / 16:30 pm
Bishop Ramón Castro Castro, secretary general of the Mexican Bishops’ Conference, on July 9 responded to recent remarks by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who called the Catholic Church in Mexico “hypocritical” and urged it to fulfill its mission — which the bishops are in fact doing.
“You who have the power of the state, that’s why you exist, it’s your obligation. It’s an essential role of the authorities to provide the country peace and justice,” Castro said, addressing the president of Mexico.
“I believe this is something that the president should reconsider,” the prelate said in reference to the president’s accusations.
“We were accused of being hypocrites and of not having raised our voices during the previous six-year presidential terms,” he continued. “So I promised that we were going to make a list of the main documents where peace is talked about and where criticism is made.”