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Central American migrants in Mexico.

Mexican bishops: Government devalues migrants' dignity

Jul 24, 2019

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

Jul 18, 2019

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

Jun 20, 2019

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

Jun 19, 2019

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

Jun 18, 2019

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

Jun 3, 2019

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

Jun 1, 2019

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

May 30, 2019

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

Apr 29, 2019

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

Apr 9, 2019

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

Apr 1, 2019

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

Mar 29, 2019

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

Mar 14, 2019

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

Mar 7, 2019

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

Crowds at a town hall meeting on immigration in Los Angeles, January 2014. Photo courtesy of Victor Aleman/vida-nueva.com

Texas archbishop: The border 'emergency' is not what you think

Feb 27, 2019

The reputed migration emergency is ultimately not about people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, but about caring for the disadvantaged and... Read more

Mexico City cathedral.

Archbishop: 152 priests in Mexico removed for abuse in last 9 years

Feb 11, 2019

Over the past nine years, 152 priests in Mexico have been removed from ministry for sexual abuse of youth or... Read more

Mexico City cathedral.

Amid priest murders, religious freedom situation in Mexico draws concern

Dec 12, 2018

With 26 priests murdered in the last six years, Mexico received a prominent mention in the 2018 Report on Religious... Read more

Photo courtesy of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Our Lady of Guadalupe: Empress of the Americas

Dec 11, 2018

By Mary Farrow

It would be virtually impossible to travel to Mexico without seeing the colorful, star-cloaked, evil-crushing image of Our Lady of... 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

Mexico City cathedral.

New group formed to oppose abortion in Mexico

Nov 9, 2018

The new umbrella group Suma de Actores Sociales (United Social Actors) is calling citizens to stand up against efforts by... Read more