- Oct 27, 2020
St. Jude is known as the patron saint of difficult and desperate causes. It’s a devotion that’s found fertile ground in Mexico, where millions confront seemingly difficult and desperate problems in their daily lives.
The earthquake struck in seconds, but three years later restorers still face a monumental task: About half of the 2,340 colonial-era buildings and churches damaged in the 2017 Mexico quake still need to be repaired, restored or partially rebuilt.
Mexicans have never had much affection for Cristopher Columbus, and officials were being coy about why his statue was removed from the capital’s main boulevard over the weekend before Monday’s observances of Columbus Day, which saw protests in several Latin American nations.
Mexico’s president published an open letter to Pope Francis Saturday calling on the Catholic Church to apologize for abuses of Indigenous peoples during the conquest of Mexico in the 1500s.
As fake news continues to spread through social media regarding an “invasion” by the Mexican army of the cathedral of Mexico City, the church felt compelled to release a statement denying a forceful occupation.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday that conservative protesters demanding his resignation are welcome to camp out in Mexico City’s main plaza outside his offices in the colonial-era National Palace.