Mexico City, Mexico, May 16, 2018 / 23:04 pm
The bishops of Mexico have announced a pastoral project to strengthen the country's Christian identity in preparation for significant anniversaries of Christ's Paschal mystery and of the appearance of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
"The grace of the redeeming work illuminates…our conscience, which also encourages us to hope confidently in the progress of the reign of justice and peace of Jesus Christ, Son of the Mother of the true God," stated the Episcopal Conference of Mexico.
"We believe that the Church in Mexico needs to sit at the feet of the Virgin Mother to encourage the hope of being one people… She invites us to contemplate, believe, live and announce the mystery of the redemption realized by Jesus."
The pastoral project aims to prepare the people of Mexico for the 500th anniversary of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which will take place in 2031, and the 2000th anniversary of Christ's death and resurrection, which will occur in 2033.