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Migrants outside a foster home in Mexico City.

Archdiocese of Mexico warns migrant reception centers are overwhelmed

Oct 6, 2023

By Diego López Colín

According to the Ministry of the Interior of Mexico, between January and August it had encountered 402,324 undocumented migrants in... Read more


Archdiocese criticizes Mexico Supreme Court’s ‘tireless interest’ in decriminalizing abortion

Jun 26, 2023

By David Ramos

The archdiocese made its comments in an editorial in its weekly publication Desde la Fe (“From the point of view... Read more

A group of migrants from South America crosses the Rio Bravo border between Mexico and the United States to request asylum.

Mexican bishop expresses Church’s concern for unaccompanied child migrants

May 5, 2023

By Ana Paula Morales

Auxiliary Bishop Francisco Javier Acero said those who suffer the most are “unaccompanied minors.” Read more


Mexico City archdiocese encourages COVID vaccination

Aug 23, 2021

By David Ramos

The Archdiocese of Mexico called Sunday on the faithful voluntarily to get vaccinated against COVID-19, but is currently not considering... Read more

The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven in Mexico City, Mexico

Bishops encourage prayers for victims of Mexico City train accident 

May 4, 2021

Mexican bishops encouraged prayers and solidarity with the victims following a Mexico City Metro accident that took place the night... Read more

14 years of legal abortion in Mexico City called a government 'failure'

Apr 28, 2021

By David Ramos

Fourteen years after the legalization of abortion up to the 12th week of pregnancy in Mexico City, a local pro-life... Read more

Norberto Cardinal Rivera Carrera, Archbishop Emeritus of Mexico. Credit: SIAME.

Mexico archdiocese denies claim it has abandoned ill former archbishop

Jan 22, 2021

Carlos Cardinal Aguiar Retes of Mexico denied this week that his archdiocese has incurred “material and spiritual abandonment” of his... Read more

Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes of Mexico.

Mexico City archbishop supports pope's remarks on civil unions

Dec 11, 2020

Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes of Mexico City has said he agrees with Pope Francis’ comments on same-sex civil unions, made... Read more

Zocalo and the Mexican City Metropolitan Cathedral.

Abortion rights activists try to burn Mexico City cathedral

Sep 28, 2019

Amid a demonstration Saturday urging the legalisation of abortion, activists tried to set fire to the Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral.  Read more

Mexico priest suspected in murder of deacon, whose funeral he celebrated

Jun 25, 2019

Mexico City police have arrested a priest in connection with the murder of a deacon at the priest’s parish, Mexican... Read more

Zocalo de Mexico.

Mexican priest: 'From Spain we received … the true faith'

Apr 4, 2019

Fr. Hugo Valdemar, the canon penitentiary of the Archdiocese of Mexico, said Monday that through Spanish missionaries we have received... Read more

Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City. Photo: David Ramos/CNA

Advent confessions 'marathon' to be held at Mexico City cathedral

Dec 6, 2018

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City will host on Dec. 7 a “Day of Forgiveness,” in which for 10 consecutive... Read more

Cardinal Norberto Rivera of Mexico says Mass May 26, 2013 at the Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral.

Mexico City archdiocese counters allegations of sex abuse cover up

Aug 14, 2017

The Archdiocese of Mexico has countered claims made by two former priests that Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera covered up the... Read more

Priest stabbed during Mass at Mexico City cathedral dies in hospital

Aug 3, 2017

Father José Miguel Machorro, who was stabbed in the neck and torso mid-May at the conclusion of Mass at the... Read more

Zocalo and the Mexican City Metropolitan Cathedral.

Priest stabbed during Mass at Mexico City cathedral

May 17, 2017

A Mexican priest is in “delicate but stable” condition after being stabbed in the neck Monday evening at Mexico City’s... Read more

The border fence between the United States and Mexico.

Building the border wall is treasonous, Mexico City archdiocese declares

Mar 29, 2017

The Archdiocese of Mexico said in a Sunday editorial that Mexican businessmen who would participate in the construction of a... Read more

 Donald Trump.

Our Lady of Guadalupe asked to touch Trump's 'hardened heart'

Dec 14, 2016

Cardinal Norberto Rivera of Mexico City commended to Our Lady of Guadalupe the millions of migrants who have left behind... Read more

Does the Mexican priest who allegedly abused minors even exist?

Sep 21, 2016

After the Mexican branch of the “hacktivist” group Anonymous reported that the Archdiocese of Mexico had let off an alleged... Read more

FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil.

World Cup 2014: pray for soccer players, Mexican cardinal urges

Jun 18, 2014

The Archbishop of Mexico has joined Pope Francis in calling on the World Cup to be played in an atmosphere... Read more