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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

The 33-meter Christ the Fisher sculpture was located in La Concordia in the Mexican state of Chiapas.

Lightning strike destroys monumental statue of Christ in Mexico

Sep 14, 2023

By Diego López Colín

Christ the Fisher was erected by Peruvian sculptor Pedro Víctor Cuya Ramos. Its construction began in 2014 and six years... Read more

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Mexican bishops respond to pro-abortion ruling by Supreme Court: Every life has worth

Sep 11, 2023

By Diego López Colín

A Sept. 6 ruling of the court declared “unconstitutional the legal system that criminalizes abortion in the Federal Penal Code.” Read more

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Catholic newspaper takes Mexican president to task for joking about murders

Sep 8, 2023

By Martin Barillas

“He not only shows a lack of sensitivity but also perversion,” read an editorial in the newspaper of the Archdiocese... Read more

Cardinal Francisco Robles Ortega presides over a Mass for the disappeared in Jalisco state, Mexico, on Aug. 27, 2023.

Church in Mexico prays with relatives of disappeared persons

Aug 29, 2023

By Diego López Colín

Cardinal Francisco Robles Ortega offered Mass on Sunday at the Shrine of the Martyrs of Christ the King for thousands... Read more

Reconstruction of the church of Santa Anita in the Tarahumara mountain range in northern Mexico.

Parishioners begin to repair church riddled with bullets in Mexico

Aug 24, 2023

By Diego López Colín

Fighting between organized crime members in June caused serious damage to both outside and inside the village church in Santa... Read more

A weapon is seen in the house where allegedly five young men were murdered in Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco State, Mexico, on Aug. 17, 2023.

Bishops of Mexico call for prayers for peace: ‘We live surrounded by violence’

Aug 18, 2023

By Diego López Colín

Since President Andrés Manuel López Obrador took office on Dec. 1, 2018, 131,507 first-degree murders have been recorded in Mexico... Read more

Bishop Francisco Javier Acero with the mothers of the disappeared and priests.

Church in Mexico announces plan to accompany mothers of disappeared persons

Aug 2, 2023

By Ana Paula Morales

In Latin America to say someone “was disappeared” means that the person was abducted and may or may not be... 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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Archdiocese criticizes Mexico Supreme Court’s ‘tireless interest’ in decriminalizing abortion

Jun 26, 2023

By David Ramos

The archdiocese made its comments in an editorial in its weekly publication Desde la Fe (“From the point of view... Read more

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