Catholic Church in Mexico

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Bishop Joseph Khawam is apostolic exarch for the Melkite Church in Venezuela and apostolic administrator of the Melkite Eparchy in Mexico.

Catholic bishop protests deportation by Mexican immigration authorities

Apr 9, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Bishop Joseph Khawam, a bishop of the Melkite rite, protested his alleged mistreatment and subsequent deportation by Mexican authorities. Read more


Church in Mexico condemns murder of 8-year-old girl, vigilante retribution

Apr 3, 2024

By Diego López Colín

“We are destroying ourselves little by little,” the Primatial Archdiocese of Mexico said in condemnation of the recent kidnapping and... Read more

Mexican presidential candidates Jorge Álvarez Máynez, Xóchitl Gálvez, and Claudia Sheinbaum each signed the "National Commitment to Peace."

Mexico’s presidential candidates sign Catholic Church’s ‘Commitment to Peace’ initiative

Mar 13, 2024

By Diego López Colín

The three candidates running for president of Mexico met in the country’s capital March 11 to sign the National Commitment... Read more

The violence in one of the most troubled regions of Mexico led to a temporary parish closure.

Facing drug gang violence ‘God is the people’s only defense,’ Mexican bishop says

Mar 10, 2024

By Diego López Colín

On Feb. 28 a parish in La Ruana announced the suspension of religious services, stating that “we are in a... Read more


Catholic Church warns of threat posed by organized crime in upcoming elections in Mexico

Mar 5, 2024

By Diego López Colín

The Mexican Bishops’ Conference urged authorities responsible for public safety to “guarantee protection and an environment of peace” during the... Read more

The central plaza in Taxco, a city in the state of Guerrero, Mexico.

Why did four Mexican bishops meet with organized crime bosses?

Feb 23, 2024

By Diego López Colín

Father Mario Ángel Flores Ramos of the Mexican Bishops’ Conference discussed with ACI Prensa the bishops’ recent meeting with organized... Read more

Mexican presidential candidates Xóchitl Gálvez and Claudia Sheinbaum met separately with Pope Francis.

Mexican presidential candidates meet with Pope Francis

Feb 16, 2024

By Diego López Colín

2024 Mexican presidential candidates Xóchitl Gálvez Ruiz and Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo met separately with Pope Francis this week. Read more


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

Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Why is Our Lady of Guadalupe patroness of the unborn?

Dec 12, 2023

By Katie Yoder

The Virgin of Guadalupe is not only considered the patroness of the Americas, but she is also patroness of the... Read more


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

Dec 5, 2023

By Walter Sánchez Silva

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


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


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 Sánchez 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

Cardinal Juan Sandoval Íñiguez.

Mexican dubia cardinal: A synod ‘does not have doctrinal authority’

Oct 11, 2023

By David Ramos

In an Oct. 6 telephone interview with ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish-language news partner, the 90-year-old cardinal said “doctrinal authority resides... Read more