Church in Mexico

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Priest says migrants in northern Mexico are being kidnapped on a constant basis

Jan 5, 2024

By Diego López Colín

Mexican authorities reported Jan. 3 the rescue of 31 migrants who had been kidnapped the night of Dec. 30 on... Read more

Participants in the 2023 National Youth Pilgrimage to the Christ the King statue high atop Cubilete in the Mexican state of Guanajuato.

Young people to make pilgrimage to Christ the King shrine for religious freedom in Mexico

Jan 3, 2024

By Diego López Colín

With the theme “We ask for citizen participation, we demand religious freedom,” thousands of young Catholics are preparing to make... Read more

A painting of Franciscan missionary Pedro de Gante with Juan Diego, whom the friar baptized along with Diego’s wife in 1525.

Meet the Franciscan friar who baptized St. Juan Diego

Dec 9, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Many people know the story of St. Juan Diego but are less familiar with the Franciscan missionary who baptized him. Read more

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Mexican exorcist warns against ‘vampires’ that can draw you away from God during Advent

Dec 5, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

“In the spiritual life our vampires are our bad habits, especially vices,” the exorcist said. “They enter our lives slowly,... Read more

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Mexican bishop: thief who stole Eucharist is excommunicated

Dec 4, 2023

By Diego López Colín

The prelate declared the act as “a violation of the sacred place [the chapel] and a sacrilege against the sacred... Read more

The Cathedral of San Luis Potosí in Mexico.

Constant thefts in churches plague Mexican archdiocese

Nov 30, 2023

By Diego López Colín

The Archdiocese of San Luis Potosí expressed its concern about the constant wave of thefts that is plaguing churches in... Read more

Coffins with the LGBT flag in Aguascalientes cathedral in Mexico.

Archbishop justifies LGBT flags on coffins in Mexican cathedral

Nov 17, 2023

By David Ramos, Diego López Colín

Archbishop Gustavo Rodríguez Vega justified the draping of LGBT flags on the coffins of a gay activist and his partner... Read more

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FACT CHECK: Did an Our Lady of Sorrows statue in Mexico really shed tears?

Nov 16, 2023

By Diego López Colín

Local Mexican media reported that a 9-year-old boy was the first to see what appeared to be tears flowing from... Read more

A shopping mall is destroyed after hurricane Otis hit Acapulco on Oct. 25, 2023 in Acapulco, Mexico. Otis made landfall through the coast of Acapulco around midnight of Oct. 25 as a category 5 storm.

Bishops call for solidarity in wake of devastation from hurricanes in Mexico

Oct 26, 2023

By Diego López Colín

In response to the devastation caused by recent hurricanes, the Mexican Bishops’ Conference called for solidarity to “provide generous aid... Read more

Archbishop Faustino Armendáriz of Durango, Mexico.

‘It’s a challenge to seek the will of God’ at Synod on Synodality, Mexican archbishop says

Oct 20, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The archbishop of Durango, Mexico, Faustino Armendáriz, commented that “it’s a challenge to seek the will of God” at the... Read more

Father José Filiberto Velázquez Florencio, a priest of the Diocese of Chilpancingo-Chilapa in the Mexican state of Guerrero, reported that gunmen shot at the car he was in around midnight Oct. 18, 2023.

Priest in Mexico escapes unharmed after gunmen shoot at him due to his human rights work

Oct 19, 2023

By Diego López Colín

Father José Filiberto Velázquez Florencio, a priest of the Diocese of Chilpancingo-Chilapa, reported that he was attacked around midnight Oct.... Read more

The project of the sanctuary of the holy martyrs of the Cristera War in Mexico is expected to be completed in 2026.

Mexican diocese building new shrine to martyrs of Cristero War

Oct 18, 2023

By Diego López Colín

The Archdiocese of Durango in Mexico has begun the construction of a shrine dedicated to the martyrs who offered their... Read more

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

Bishop Víctor Alejandro Aguilar, bishop of Celaya and head of the Episcopal Dimension for the Laity of the Conference of the Mexican Episcopate.

Mexican bishop criticizes President López Obrador for being soft on crime

Oct 5, 2023

By Ana Paula Morales

Bishop Víctor Alejandro Aguilar called President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s policy against organized crime “hugs for drug traffickers and bullets... Read more

Collapse of the Parish of the Holy Cross in Tamaulipas, Mexico, Oct. 1, 2023.

UPDATE: 11 dead, 60 injured from collapse of church roof in Mexico during baptisms

Oct 4, 2023

By Diego López Colín

Authorities said approximately 100 people were in the church at the time of the collapse. Read more

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Bishop calls for intense day of prayer and fasting for end of violence in Mexico

Oct 3, 2023

By David Ramos

Bishop Cristóbal Ascencio García encouraged dedicating a day of prayer to “begging the Lord for the conversion of all for... Read more

Tampico Bishop José Armando Alvarez said in a statement on social media Oct. 1, 2023, that “the roof of the parish of Holy Cross” collapsed while parishioners were “celebrating the baptism of their children.”

Roof of church collapses in Mexico, killing at least 10

Oct 2, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Tampico Bishop José Armando Alvarez said in a statement on social media on Sunday that the roof collapsed while parishioners... Read more

National Dialogue for Peace in Mexico.

Church in Mexico launches citizen accord to fight ‘dynamics of violence and destruction’

Sep 27, 2023

By Diego López Colín

The accord, as well as the creation of a National Peace Network, came as the National Dialogue for Peace was... Read more

Bishop Rodrigo Aguilar Martínez of Chiapas, Mexico, with a message of peace.

Church warns that southern Mexico is ‘torn by violence’

Sep 26, 2023

By Diego López Colín

Sept. 23 videos that went viral on social media show a convoy of pickup trucks driving through the streets of... Read more

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Mexican diocese denounces hacking of several of its social media accounts

Sep 21, 2023

By Diego López Colín

Different social media accounts related to the Diocese of Irapuato in the Mexican state of Guanajuato were hacked and inappropriate... Read more