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St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral in Chilpancingo, Mexico.

Seeking peace in Mexico, four bishops meet with organized crime 

Feb 17, 2024

By Diego López Colín, David Ramos

Four bishops from the Mexican state of Guerrero recently met with members of organized crime in an effort to seek... Read more

Migrants take part in a caravan toward the border with the United States in Arriaga community, Chiapas State, Mexico, on Jan. 8, 2024.

U.S. and Mexican bishops present proposals to help migrants

Jan 12, 2024

By Diego López Colín

The Catholic bishops of the Mexico-Texas border region issued a joint call Jan. 10 to improve the situation of migrants... 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

Pilgrims from the Archdiocese of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Diocese of Tapachula, and Diocese of San Cristóbal de las Casas in the Basilica of Guadalupe in May 2022.

Mexican bishops submit ‘Indigenous liturgical adaptations’ to the Vatican for approval

Jul 27, 2023

By Ana Paula Morales

The liturgical adaptations approved by the CEM include incensing, a “senior layperson” role, and ritual dance. Read more

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Mexican bishops demand respect for religious freedom, secular state in Nativity scene case

Jun 28, 2023

By Ana Paula Morales

The Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation in Mexico will debate a case this week about prohibiting Nativity scenes... Read more

Cardinal Juan Jesús Posadas Ocampo.

Unsolved murder of Cardinal Posadas is ‘an open wound,’ Mexican bishops say

May 26, 2023

By Ana Paula Morales

On the 30th anniversary of the murder of Cardinal Juan Jesús Posadas Ocampo, Mexican bishops’ recalled the “open wound” left... Read more

Cathedral of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.

Mexican bishops condemn police pursuit, violent arrest of migrants on cathedral grounds

Mar 6, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The Ciudad Juárez Cathedral has long been one of the places where migrants are received, as the city sits on... Read more

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Mexican bishops defend the presence of Christian symbols on public property

Nov 8, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

On Nov. 9, a court will study a legal challenge that seeks to prohibit the placement of “decorative objects in... Read more

A relative of a miner is seen near the coal mine where 10 miners were trapped Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, after a collapse in the Agujita community, Sabinas municipality, Coahuila state, Mexico.

Mexican bishops offer prayers for trapped miners

Aug 5, 2022

By David Ramos

Ten miners remain trapped in a coal mine in Sabinas, Coahuila state, after a breach during an excavation caused flooding. Read more

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Mexican parish to remember victims of violence with 130,000 candles

Jul 26, 2022

By David Ramos

The candles will be lit the night of July 30 as part of the Day of Prayer for Peace called... Read more

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Mexico’s faithful encouraged to bring photos of victims of violence to churches July 24

Jul 19, 2022

By David Ramos

Religious leaders have asked that July be a time of prayer for peace in Mexico. Read more

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Church leaders in Mexico call for days of prayer for peace amid increasing violence

Jul 5, 2022

By David Ramos

“There is a wound to heal and there is the strength that the country needs today to build peace,” the... Read more

Cardinal Francisco Robles Ortega

Cardinal reveals he was detained by drug traffickers in Mexico

Jun 28, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Cardinal Francisco Robles Ortega lamented the current climate of violence in Mexico at a June 26 press conference. 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

Flagpole and the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption of Virgin Mary in Mexico City, Mexico.

Mexican bishops back repeal of statute of limitations for sexual abuse cases

Feb 22, 2020

The Church in Mexico has expressed its support for several bills to eliminate the statute of limitations in cases of... Read more

Mexico City cathedral.

Mexican bishops discussing commission to address abuse of minors

Nov 16, 2018

As part of their work at the 106th Plenary Assembly, the Mexican Bishops' Conference (CEM) is discussing and could approve... Read more