- Jun 23, 2021
Mexican church leaders offered prayers for the victims of a metro line collapse that left at least 23 dead and more than 70 people injured.
Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes, archbishop of Mexico City, said the Virgin Mary would have given him a “failing grade” if he hadn’t cancelled the festivities surrounding the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Mexico’s Catholic Church announced the cancellation Monday of what’s considered the world’s largest Catholic pilgrimage, for the Virgin of Guadalupe, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the latest report from the Multimedia Catholic Center, 81 priests and religious have died in Mexico after contracting the COVID-19 coronavirus since March.
Temperatures taken and anti-bacterial gel applied, the faithful passed through a disinfecting arch set up in front of centuries-old wood-and-stone doors. Inside, they sat spaced out on pews while robed priests donned face masks. In another church, a glass partition separated people from the altar.
Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago spoke at a sex abuse conference in Mexico City, saying that cleaning up the crisis begins at a level of “solidarity with the victims, embracing our connection with them, at the deep level of our common vulnerability.”
Day two at a conference regarding sex abuse in the Church in Latin America started with some very heavy hitters on the topic.
A Q&A session got a little heated at a sex abuse conference.