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Body of third priest kidnapped in Mexico found

Sep 26, 2016

By Elise Harris

Less than a week after two Catholic priests in Mexico were found murdered after having been abducted from their parishes,... Read more

Another Catholic priest has been kidnapped in Mexico

Sep 23, 2016

Mexican Cardinal Alberto Suárez Inda is offering prayers for the safety of a priest who was kidnapped in the country... 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

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to South Korea on Aug. 14, 2014.

Pope Francis condemns 'inexcusable violence' in murder of Mexican priests

Sep 21, 2016

By Elise Harris

After hearing of the murder of two priests in Mexico, Pope Francis sent a telegram to the country’s bishops condemning... Read more

Priests celebrate Mass at San't Agnese in Agone Catholic Church in Rome on Sept. 14, 2014.

Two priests murdered in Mexico

Sep 20, 2016

One day after they were kidnapped from their parish, Mexican priests Alejo Nabor Jiménez Juárez and José Alfredo Suárez de... Read more

Fr. Jorge Rodriguez, Auxuilary Bishop-elect for the Archdiocese of Denver.

Pope names Mexican-born priest as new auxiliary bishop of Denver

Aug 25, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Thursday, Pope Francis appointed Mexico native Fr. Jorge Rodriguez, former professor and Vice-Rector of St. John Vianney Seminary, as... Read more

Geostationary imagery of Tropical Storm Javier.

Pope offers message of prayer amid violent storms in Mexico

Aug 9, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

After Tropical Storm Javier and Hurricane Earl ravaged parts of Mexico over the weekend, Pope Francis offered his prayers and... Read more

With 7 dead after teachers' union clash, Mexican bishop calls for prayer

Jun 22, 2016

Archbishop José Luis Chavez Botello of Antequera-Oaxaca, México, called for intensifying prayer for peace after clashes between authorities and a... Read more

Mexican flag.

Mexican president's party hit with 'protest vote' over gay marriage

Jun 7, 2016

Just a few weeks after Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto announced measures to legalize gay marriage and homosexual adoption throughout... Read more

Juan Macias, the last known Cristero.

Last known Cristero soldier in Mexico dies at 103

Mar 11, 2016

The last known surviving soldier of the Cristero War, Juan Daniel Macías Villegas, died last month in his home town... Read more

Exorcist weighs in on 'vampire' murder in Mexico

Mar 9, 2016

The murder of a 24-year-old man in Chihuahua, Mexico last month is being considered by authorities as a “possible satanic... Read more

These pop-singing nuns rocked Pope Francis' Juarez Mass

Feb 19, 2016

By Elise Harris

After taking the Internet by storm last fall with their hit “Confia en Dios,” this group of singing sisters was... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass on April 25, 2014.

[FULL TEXT] Papal visit to Mexico: Pope Francis celebrates his final Mass in Mexico

Feb 17, 2016

UPDATE: 7:30pm EST - Read the full text of Pope Francis final homily in Mexico from the Feb. 17 Mass... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to Mexican Bishops at Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City, Feb. 13, 2016.

How Pope Francis proposes to fight drug violence in Mexico

Feb 17, 2016

Speaking to laborers in the Mexican City of Juarez on Wednesday, Pope Francis laid out several key areas of focus... Read more

Pope Francis meets with inmates at Cereso State Prison in Juarez City, Mexico on Feb. 17, 2016.

No one is beyond God's mercy, Pope tells inmates in Juarez

Feb 17, 2016

By Elise Harris

On his last day in Mexico, Pope Francis traveled to a city notorious for its violence and drug activity, meeting... Read more

Pope Francis addresses labor leaders in Juarez, Mexico, Feb. 17, 2016.

[FULL TEXT] Papal visit to Mexico: Meeting with the world of labour

Feb 17, 2016

Update:  3:00 pm EST - Read the full text of Pope Francis' prepared remarks for his Feb. 17 meeting with... Read more

[FULL TEXT] Papal visit to Mexico: Visit to the penitentiary

Feb 17, 2016

Update: 2:10 pm EST - Read the full version of the prepared remarks from Pope Francis' address to inmates in... Read more

Pope Francis lays flowers at the foot of the statue of Our Lady of Lujan on May 8, 2013.

Did St. Therese of Lisieux send roses to Pope Francis in Mexico?

Feb 17, 2016

When Pope Francis made a surprise stop at a cloistered monastery Sunday morning, he received a gift from the nuns... Read more

Pope Francis greets the Chiapas community at San Cristóbal de Las Casas on Feb. 15, 2016.

10 things you may have missed from the Pope's visit to Chiapas

Feb 16, 2016

On Feb. 15, Pope Francis visited Chiapas State in southeast Mexico. Spending the day in San Cristóbal de las Casas... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass with religious at Venustiano Carranza Stadium in Morelia, Mexico, Feb. 16, 2016.

[FULL TEXT] Papal visit to Mexico: Holy Mass with priests, men and women religious, consecrated people and seminarians

Feb 16, 2016

Update: 11:50 am EST - Below is the full text of Pope Francis' Feb. 16 homily during Mass with priests, men... Read more