Catholic Church in Mexico

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Santiago Apostle Parish in Tangamandapio, Mexico, was damaged by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake on Sept. 19, 2022.

Eight churches damaged by Sept. 19 earthquake in Mexico

Sep 21, 2022

By CNA Staff

A Catholic church in Tangamandapio and seven other Catholic churches were damaged by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico on... Read more

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Priest and seminarians robbed amid a wave of church violence in Mexico

Aug 31, 2022

By David Ramos

At about 8 a.m. on Aug. 29, criminals entered the Saints of America parish on Mexico City’s south side and... Read more

Firefighters work at the scene of a burnt collective transport vehicle after it was set on fire by unidentified individuals in Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico, on Aug. 12, 2022.

Archbishop condemns attacks by organized crime in US-Mexico border area

Aug 16, 2022

By CNA Staff

Francisco Moreno Barrón, the archbishop of Tijuana, Mexico, condemned the 20 attacks carried out in several towns in the state... Read more

Bishop Rolando José Álvarez of the Diocese of Matagalpa, Nicaragua, was placed under house arrest by the police of Daniel Ortega's regime in early August 2022.

Bishops of Mexico stand in solidarity with Nicaragua ‘at a time of profound suffering’

Aug 10, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

The dictatorship of President Daniel Ortega in recent weeks has threatened the Church in Nicaragua's freedom of speech and religion. Read more

Painting by Dióscoro Puebla depicting the arrival of Christopher Columbus in America, on Oct. 12, 1492.

Historian: Church did not give ‘carte blanche’ for mistreatment of indigenous in Americas

Aug 10, 2022

By David Ramos

Historian and professor Íñigo Fernández pointed out that shortly after the discovery of America, “the Church in fact began to... 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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Could priests in Mexico avoid being killed by wearing a cassock?

Aug 4, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Bishop Jesús González Hernández said wearing religious clothing could prevent Catholic priests from being victims of violence. Read more

Bishop Jesús González Hernández

Bishop tells Mexican people not to remain silent amid acts of violence

Aug 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

During a July 30 Mass in Chilpancingo’s town square, the bishop said that “those of us who can speak, must... Read more

Father Felipe Vélez Jiménez, the pastor of St. Gerard Maria Majella parish in the town of Iguala, was shot in the cheekbone right while driving his vehicle in Chilapa county, in the State of Guerrero, on July 28, 2022.

Priest in Mexico shot and wounded

Jul 29, 2022

By David Ramos

The priest, shot in the cheek while driving, is reported to be out of danger. Read more

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A new eucharistic miracle in Mexico?

Jul 27, 2022

By David Ramos

A video circulating on social media shows what appears to be a eucharistic miracle — a consecrated Host exposed for... 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

Jesuit Fathers Javier Campos Morales and Joaquín César Mora Salazar were murdered June 20, 2022.

One month after murder of two priests, Jesuits in Mexico decry impunity

Jul 22, 2022

By CNA Staff

In a July 20 statement, the Mexican Province of the Society of Jesus demanded justice for the victims of violence. 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

Andrés Manuel López Obrador

Mexican bishop to country's president: 'We've done our job as pastors'

Jul 11, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Bishop Ramón Castro Castro on July 9 responded to recent remarks by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who called the... Read more

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Report: 1 cardinal and 57 priests killed in the last 30 years in Mexico

Jul 8, 2022

By David Ramos

The document comes as the faithful in Mexico prepare to observe a Day of Prayer for Peace in Mexico on... 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

Hundreds of men pray in Santo Domingo Plaza on June 25 at the first-ever Men's Rosary in Mexico City.

Hundreds of men gather to pray the rosary in Mexico City

Jun 28, 2022

By Ana Paula Morales

The men processed through Santo Domingo Plaza in the center of the Mexican capital proclaiming “Long live Christ the King!” Read more

Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragán

Mexican Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragán has died at the age of 89

Apr 20, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The Mexican cardinal is remembered as a strong voice of opposition to abortion and euthanasia. Read more

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Mexican diocese to deny communion to Catholic politicians who voted to legalize abortion

Mar 14, 2022

By CNA Staff

After the legislature of the Mexican state of Sinaloa voted to legalize abortion up to 13 weeks, the Diocese of... Read more

A Posada in San Felipe, Mexico, on Dec. 19, 2021.

Piñatas, Posadas and other Christ-centered Mexican Christmas traditions

Dec 21, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Here’s what happens during the 9-day Mexican Christmas tradition called ‘las Posadas.’ Read more