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'Enough of the violence' – Mexican archdiocese laments massacre at night club

The Archdiocese of Xalapa in Mexico called for peace after a massacre at a night club in the town of... Read more

Mexican bishops call for justice following murder of priest

The bishops of Mexico offered prayers and called for justice after the murder of Fr. José Martín Guzmán Vega, a... Read more

After US mass shootings, Mexican bishops denounce hate speech, xenophobia

In a recent statement, the Mexican bishops’ conference voiced “great sorrow” at recent acts of violence in both the U.S.... Read more

Mexican bishops: Do not grow indifferent to the plague of human trafficking

The Catholic bishops of Mexico encouraged the faithful in the country not to become indifferent to the suffering of human... Read more

Asylum seekers in Ciudad Juarez.

El Paso bishop launches fundraiser for asylum seekers stuck in Mexico

A Catholic diocese has teamed up with a local immigration aid group to help refugees on the western Texas-Mexico border.  Read more

Mexican archbishop laments attack on priest, death of taxi driver

Archbishop Carlos Garfias of Morelia expressed his solidarity with the Diocesis of Tlapa and with their bishop, Dagoberto Sosa, after... Read more

Central American migrants in Mexico.

Mexican bishops: Government devalues migrants' dignity

The Mexican bishops reaffirmed Tuesday its concern over the lack of a humanitarian reception for migrants, whose dignity has been... Read more

Joaquín Guzmán Loera, known as El Chapo.

Mexican bishop considers life sentence for 'El Chapo' to be just

The bishop of one of Mexico's most violent areas has said that Wednesday's sentencing of drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera... Read more

North Mexican state rejects attempt to redefine marriage

On Tuesday, the legislature in the state of Sinaloa in northern Mexico rejected a bill which sought to redefine marriage.  Read more

Archbishop Rogelio Cabrera, president of the Mexican Bishops Conference, and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Mexican bishops meet with President López Obrador on peace, migration

A delegation from the Mexican Bishops' Conference met June 17 with the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, discussing... Read more

Mexican flag.

Mexican bishops: The violence must end

Catholic leaders in Mexico have spoken out against continuing violence in the country and called on governmental authorities to focus... Read more

Pilgrims from Mexico at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square Sept. 21, 2016.

Mexico’s fifth Walk for Peace draws 40,000 participants

On Saturday, an estimated 40,000 people attended the fifth Walk for Peace in Mexico, organized by the Diocese of Cuernavaca,... Read more

Mexican bishops oppose bill to expand legal abortion

Three bishops expressed their opposition to a bill that would expand the legalization of abortion in Hidalgo state in Mexico.  Read more

Mexico City cathedral.

The Church can play a role in fighting violence in Mexico, says priest

With violence in Mexico on the rise, the Catholic Church has a role to play in achieving lasting peace, said... Read more

Pope Francis.

Pope Francis gives $500,000 to support migrants in Mexico

Peter’s Pence, a global charitable fund overseen by Pope Francis, will support migrants in limbo in Mexico, the charity has... Read more

Central American migrants and asylum-seekers prepare to board the freight train in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Judge rules asylum seekers cannot be forced to remain in Mexico

Asylum seekers crossing the southern border may no longer have to return to Mexico while their cases are heard after... Read more

Mexican federal police in riot gear.

15 Mexican cities rank among the world's most violent; bishop asks for prayer

The Bishop of Cuernavaca, Mexico has encouraged Catholics to intensify their prayers for peace, after the publication of a report... Read more

Pope Francis visits Santa Cruz, Bolivia, July 9, 2015.

How popes have addressed the conquest of the Americas

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico this week wrote to Pope Francis and the King of Spain, Felipe VI,... Read more

Catholic leaders speak out against 'Remain in Mexico' policy

Catholic leaders released a statement this week in disagreement with the United States’ expansion of a policy that restricts asylum... Read more

Catholic aid group to set up kidney dialysis clinic in Guadalajara

In response to the growing number of patients with kidney conditions in Guadalajara, Mexico, the Catholic charitable agency Caritas is... Read more