Tag: Mexico

Mexican bishops announce security protocols for priests, religious

Mexican bishops announce security protocols for priests, religious

| David Agren | June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mexico’s bishops have published security protocols, hoping to keep priests and religious safe — along with church property and shrines — as crime and violence increasingly impacts churchmen and consumes previously peaceful corners of the country.

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Pope advances sainthood cause for Mexican mother, Argentine martyrs

Pope advances sainthood cause for Mexican mother, Argentine martyrs

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis issued decrees advancing the sainthood cause of four candidates, including a widowed mother of nine from Mexico, who founded groups for laypeople as well as two religious congregations.

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Priest: Few at Mexico-U.S. border will have asylum claims accepted

Priest: Few at Mexico-U.S. border will have asylum claims accepted

| David Agren | May 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

The first members of the Central American caravan of migrants have been allowed to make asylum claims, but a Scalabrinian priest said “very, very few” have their applications accepted.

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Within days, two priests found dead in Mexico

Within days, two priests found dead in Mexico

| David Agren | April 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Yet another Mexican Catholic priest has been murdered in his parish — the second such lethal attack against clergy in the country in less than a week.

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Two Mexican priests killed in ambush

Two Mexican priests killed in ambush

| David Agren | February 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Two priests were gunned down as they returned from Candlemas celebrations in a corner of Mexico rife with drug cartel violence and increasingly lethal for prelates.

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Mexican, American bishops offer moral guidelines for NAFTA talks

Mexican, American bishops offer moral guidelines for NAFTA talks

| Dennis Sadowski | November 21, 2017 | 1 Comment

Mexican and American bishops called on negotiators working to overhaul a 23-year-old trade agreement to ensure that any changes keep the needs of poor people foremost.

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Child Martyrs of Tlaxcala recalled for their devotion to faith

Child Martyrs of Tlaxcala recalled for their devotion to faith

| October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Blessed Cristobal was about 12 or 13 when he confronted his father in 1527 over drinking “pulque,” an alcoholic beverage made from fermented sap of agave plant.

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Mexican Catholic youths transporting quake relief shot, robbed, raped

Mexican Catholic youths transporting quake relief shot, robbed, raped

| David Agren | September 28, 2017 | 1 Comment

Members of a Catholic youth group were shot at and robbed as they transported earthquake relief to southern Mexico, leaving two volunteers hospitalized. Another volunteer was sexually assaulted.

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Mexicans respond to quake with generosity, concern about politicians

Mexicans respond to quake with generosity, concern about politicians

| David Agren | September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Donations from Caritas chapters across Mexico started streaming into affected areas after an earthquake rocked central Mexico Sept. 19, claiming more than 300 lives, leveling homes and churches and leaving thousands homeless.

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Pope prays for victims of Mexico quake

Pope prays for victims of Mexico quake

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

As search and rescue operations continued in central Mexico, where more than 200 people died after a strong earthquake Sept. 19, Pope Francis offered his prayers for the victims.

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Bishop, Caritas staffer say situation in Mexico serious, much aid needed

Bishop, Caritas staffer say situation in Mexico serious, much aid needed

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Catholic bishop and a Caritas worker in Mexico said the situation was extremely serious after the Sept. 19 earthquake, and much aid would be needed.

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Church leaders offer prayers, Mexicans pitch in after earthquake

Church leaders offer prayers, Mexicans pitch in after earthquake

| David Agren | September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mexican church leaders offered prayers and urged generosity after an earthquake struck the national capital and its environs, claiming more than 240 lives — including at least 20 children trapped in a collapsed school.

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