- May 6, 2021
As President Donald Trump prepares to send 5,200 troops to Mexican border to block some 4,000 Central American asylum-seekers, Catholic leaders are urging governments to address the underlying causes of migration while reminding people that seeking asylum is not a crime.
Mexican Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes, a member of the 12-person drafting team for the Oct. 3-28 Synod of Bishops, said Monday that the phrase “zero tolerance” on fighting abuse was taken out because this was a meeting on young people, not minors.
In Mexico, the Catholic bishops are welcoming the country’s new president despite clear reservations.
Crux interviews Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes of Mexico City about immigration, SNAP, and the work to strengthen the archdiocese.
SNAP Mexico and the Archdiocese of Mexico City have committed to working together to protect children against clergy sex abuse.
A Mexican sexual abuse victim to whom Pope Francis wrote to ask forgiveness saw the priest who abused him sentenced to 63 years in prison on Tuesday.
In his first homily as archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes urged unity, promised humility and promoted social ministries.
Pope Francis has given Paris and Mexico City new archbishops, filling two important positions in the Catholic Church with churchmen he has known and promoted in recent years.