- Jul 23, 2021
Lawmakers in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz approved a bill decriminalizing abortion during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. It was the second such decriminalization measure approved in Mexico in barely two weeks.
Pope Francis sent a letter of encouragement to residents of a Mexican diocese afflicted by battling drug cartels, a conflict that has cast attention on the lawlessness covering wide swaths of Mexico and the government’s inability to pacify the country.
An Indigenous rights activist has been killed by a gunman on a motorcycle in southern Mexico, the third organizer to be killed in Mexico in the space of about one month.
Mexico’s bishops have expressed dismay with a Supreme Court decision to declare “unconstitutional” laws prohibiting the use of recreational marijuana.
Pope Francis prayed for the victims of violence in the Mexican border city of Reynosa, where seemingly random attacks on innocent individuals claimed 19 lives.
It hasn’t been a good week for Mexico’s colonial-era architecture.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s top diplomat, said on Sunday that the “contradiction between faith and life is one of the most serious scandals that Christians can give to the world.”
A Franciscan priest was killed in a hail of gunfire as he returned from celebrating Mass and providing sacraments in a rural Mexican village known for drug cartel conflicts.