- Aug 4, 2021
“In this moment of pain I manifest my closeness to all the Mexican population,” Pope Francis said in Spanish during his General Audience on Wednesday Sept. 20. The pope called all faithful never to lose hope, and said: ““Wherever you are, build! If you are on the ground, get back up!”
Father Miguel Angel Machorro has died from wounds he sustained when attacked by an American artist after celebrating Mass in May. The suspect was arrested at the scene. This is another example of the recent rise in violent crimes against priests in Mexico.
It is still not known for sure what type of device was used in a bombing outside the headquarters of the Mexican Bishops’ Conference, and detectives are investigating the explosion. No one was injured in the attack.
Former priest, Alberto Athie, alleges that Cardinal Norberto Rivera, archbishop of Mexico City covered up at least 15 cases of priest sex abuse. Athie brought allegations of abuse in the late 90s against Father Marcial Maciel Degollado, the founder of the Legionaries of Christ who was eventually removed.
Mexican bishops have criticized President Donald Trump’s immigration policy and launched a new social media campaign #elmigranteesundo (the migrant is a gift) “to protect the dignity of migrants not just with economic resources, but also with time and actions Mexicans can take within their different spheres.”
In Mexico City there is no fiesta without fireworks and paper mache bulls laden with fireworks promise explosive events. But as pyrotechnics claim victims, the Catholic Church speaks up against a type of “fun” that might have gone too far.
In Mexico City on Saturday, tens of thousands of people marched through the city streets to demonstrate their opposition to the legalization of gay marriage, in a protest that many Mexicans saw as the country’s powerful Catholic Church flexing its muscles.
ROME — Less than a week before the arrival of Pope Francis in Mexico, local journalists have charged that Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s 2010 wedding to soap opera star Angélica Rivera was possible only because leading Church figures lied to help annul her previous marriage. The charge comes from