Catholic Church in Mexico

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The Mexican platform Actívate (Get Active) delivered 10,400 signatures to the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) on June 6, 2023.

Petition in Mexico demands religious freedom, protection of priests and churches

Jun 8, 2023

By David Ramos

The Mexican platform Actívate (Get Active) delivered 10,400 signatures to the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH). Read more

Interior of the Church of Santa Anita in Mexico after the gang confrontation.

Priest in Mexico saves 3 children after gang violence leaves one dead, church shot up

Jun 7, 2023

By David Ramos

The violence occurred in a town fewer than 125 miles south of Cerocahui, where almost a year ago two Jesuit... Read more

Flag of Mexico.

Religious persecution takes its toll on Catholic faith in Mexico

Jun 3, 2023

By Ana Paula Morales

Recent episodes of violence against the Catholic Church once again bring to the fore the persecution of the faith in... 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

Father Javier García Villafaña was found shot to death on May 22, 2023.

Bishops demand ‘exhaustive investigation’ into murder of priest in Mexico

May 24, 2023

By David Ramos

“We strongly condemn this act of violence that has not only taken a life but also threatens peace and justice... Read more

Archbishop Faustino Armendáriz Jiménez at a press conference on May 21, 2023.

80-year-old man tries to kill archbishop after Mass in cathedral in Mexico

May 23, 2023

By David Ramos

An 80-year-old man wielding a knife tried to kill Archbishop Faustino Armendáriz of Durango, Mexico, on May 21. Read more

Andrés Manuel López Obrador

Bishops of Mexico: Lack of democracy results in the violation of human rights

May 21, 2023

By Ana Paula Morales

The bishops of Mexico called on all Mexicans to join this Sunday, May 21, in a day of prayer for... Read more

Our Lady of All the Angels church, built by the Society of St. Pius X, in the Archdiocese of Puebla, Mexico.

Archdiocese in Mexico warns against attending SSPX Mass in newly built church

May 19, 2023

By David Ramos

The Archdiocese of Puebla in Mexico warned the faithful about the Lefebvrist “schismatic movement” of the Fraternity of St. Pius... 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

Faithful pray at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.

Mexican bishops respond to data showing increasingly fewer Catholics in their country

Mar 2, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

One of the challenges facing the bishops of the Catholic Church in Mexico is the decrease in the number of... Read more


Priest shot to death in Mexico

Feb 13, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The Diocese of San Juan de Los Lagos in Jalisco state, Mexico, mourned the Feb. 10 shooting death of one... Read more


3 dead, 20 injured after bus traveling to Our Lady of Guadalupe shrine in Mexico overturns

Feb 6, 2023

By CNA Staff

The accident occurred Sunday on the Mexico-Puebla highway as the pilgrims were en route to the Basilica of Our Lady... Read more

One car was damaged after an accident on a road in Mexico, witnessed by Father Salvador Nuño, who stopped to ask if the man in the car needed help. The man made a surprising request: “I want to confess.”

Mexico priest recounts ‘amazing’ confession of accident victim he stopped to help

Jan 31, 2023

By CNA Staff

Father Salvador Nuño, a Legionary of Christ priest who serves in Monterrey, Mexico, shared the story on Facebook Jan. 27. Read more


Bishop remembers slain journalists in Mexico on feast day of their patron saint

Jan 25, 2023

By CNA Staff

According to the National Human Rights Commission of Mexico, between 2000 and 2018, a total of 134 journalists were murdered. Read more

St. Michael the Archangel.

Thief steals St. Michael statue from church, trips, and is injured by the angel’s sword

Jan 17, 2023

By CNA Staff

A drunken thief was injured after falling on the sword of a statue of St. Michael the Archangel that he... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI / image of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Church in Mexico invites the faithful to Mass for Benedict XVI at Guadalupe basilica

Jan 5, 2023

By CNA Staff

The Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in... Read more

Participants prepare food for “10,000 Christmases in one,” a joint initiative between the Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Mexico, and the Jewish community to provide 40,000 Christmas dinners for the poor on Dec. 25. The 2022 event, which is being held for the fourth consecutive year, will bring food from 40 parishes and a shelter to those most in need in the Guadalajara metropolitan area.

Catholic Church, Jewish community to bring 40,000 Christmas dinners to Mexicans in need

Dec 22, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Archdiocese of Guadalajara has joined the Jewish community to provide 40,000 Christmas dinners for the poor this Dec. 25... Read more

Joseph and Mary looking for an inn in Bethlehem.

How the ‘Posadas’ before Christmas in Mexico originated

Dec 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

In the days before Christmas, the traditional “posadas” are usually celebrated in Mexico, recalling the difficulties Joseph and Mary had... Read more

Aerial view of the surroundings of the Basilica of Guadalupe during the early morning of Dec. 12, 2022.

Historic 12.5 million pilgrims visit Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in Mexico

Dec 15, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Basilica of Guadalupe is the most visited Marian sanctuary in the world and even exceeds the number of pilgrims... Read more

Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Why is Our Lady of Guadalupe patroness of the unborn?

Dec 11, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Our Lady of Guadalupe is not only considered the patroness of the Americas, but also of the unborn. Here’s why.  Read more