- Feb 27, 2020
An auxiliary police officer was shot dead at the Mexico City home of Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera in what authorities described as an unsuccessful attempt at robbing the retired churchman.
SNAP Mexico and the Archdiocese of Mexico City have committed to working together to protect children against clergy sex abuse.
In his first homily as archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes urged unity, promised humility and promoted social ministries.
Health care law in Mexico requires that medical services are provided on a sliding scale, considering the ability of patients to pay. In light of the recent devastating earthquake, the Archdiocese of Mexico City has announced that it will provide medical services “even if you can’t pay on the sliding scale.”
On the first Sunday since the earthquake, priests in Mexico no longer able to say Mass inside collapsing churches instead held services outside paying homage to victims and survivors. The damage to churches is affecting communities, since the buildings serve as pillars of strength in times of distress.
After a devastating 7.1 earthquake, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico City asked all parishes in the impacted areas, along with priests, religious, and laity to “collaborate with the authorities in order to assist people that have been affected and show Christian solidarity.” The cardinal also expressed his sympathy to the relatives of those who had lost loved ones in the earthquake.