Mexico City, Mexico, Jan 2, 2020 / 17:51 pm
The president of the Mexican bishops' conference expressed his support for a bill that would grant more freedom to the Church in the country, loosening long-established restrictions on religious groups.
"I like the proposal a lot because it is framed in terms of human rights," said Archbishop Rogelio Cabrera López of Monterrey at a Dec. 22 press conference.
He stressed that "citizens have the right to believe or not believe, the right to belong or not belong to a church or religion. This is the point of departure and it's very important."
The bill reforming the 1992 Law on Religious Associations and Public Worship was introduced last month by Senator María Soledad Luévano Cantú and is now being studied by Senate committees.