Posts Tagged ‘Mexico’

Mexico: the world’s most dangerous place to be a priest Comments 0

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Fr Gregorio López Gorostieta thought he had done enough to stay safe on the night of December 21, 2014. He had spent a long day celebrating Masses and overseeing a religious festival at the cathedral of Ciudad Altamirano, in southwestern Mexico’s troubled Guerrero state. The end-of-year collection – to fund Asunción seminary, where he taught Read more

Fourteen priests murdered in Mexico since 2012 Comments 0

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Two Mexican priests were abducted from their church and murdered on Sunday. A church assistant managed to escape. The priests were working in Poza Rica, which is a city in Veracruz state. In all, 14 priests have been murdered in Mexico since 2012. Pope Francis has expressed “profound sadness” for the murders. He condemned the attacks on Read more

Fatima end times call cited in Mexico marriage debate Comments 1

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

A reference by a Fatima visionary to an end times battle over marriage and the family has been cited as a same-sex marriage debate looms in Mexico. Desde la Fe, the weekly of the archdiocese of Mexico, wrote of a statement from Sr Lucia dos Santos. This comes as Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto announced Read more

Pope loses temper after crowd nearly pulls him over Comments 0

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Pope Francis showed a rare sign of anger after a crowd tugged on his arms and nearly pulled him over during his visit to Mexico. Francis was at a stadium in Morella on Tuesday when the incident occurred. He was greeting people at an open air Mass for youth. Video footage showed the Pope stopping Read more

Donald Trump rips Pope over Mexico border visit Comments 0

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has criticised Pope Francis for planning to visit the border between the US and Mexico this week. On a Fox Business Network show, last week, Mr Trump was asked what he made of Pope Francis being at the border, standing with migrants. “So I think that the Pope is a Read more

Questions over annulment for Mexican president’s wife Comments 0

Friday, February 12th, 2016

The Catholic Church in Mexico has been accused of bending its own rules on marriage in the case of a politician’s future wife. At issue is the annulment of the previous marriage of actor Angélica Rivera, who became Enrique Peña Nieto’s wife 19 months before he was elected president. The Guardian reported documents obtained by Read more

Cardinal Dolan takes on Donald Trump on immigration Comments 0

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has hit out at US presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s comments on immigration. In an op-ed piece for the New York Daily News, Cardinal Dolan likened Mr Trump’s views to a “virulent strain” of American “nativism”. “Nativists believed the immigrant to be dangerous, and that America was better off without Read more

Truck ploughs into Catholic pilgrimage, kills 16 Comments 0

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

A truck has ploughed into a crowd of Catholic pilgrims in Mexico, killing at least 16 people and injuring 30 others. Some 200 people were taking part in a procession on the main street of Mazapil in Zacatecas state when the truck ran into them. The dump truck “was apparently left without brakes and struck Read more

Whole nation exorcised in rare ceremony Comments 0

Friday, June 19th, 2015

Bishops and priests have performed a “great exorcism” of the entire nation of Mexico, in a ceremony called an “Exorcismo Magno”. On May 20, the ceremony was carried out behind closed doors at the cathedral of San Luis Potosí. The Archbishop Emeritus of Guadalajara, Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iñiguez, presided. Also participating were Archbishop Jesús Carlos Read more

Mexican priests get cards to distinguish from scammers Comments 0

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Priests in two ecclesiastical provinces in Mexico are being issued with cards to help distinguish them from false priests trying to scam people. The cards will be issued in Tlalnepantla and Mexico ecclesiastical provinces. The phenomenon of “false priests” is on the rise across the nation. The scammers go to hospitals, cemeteries and churches outside Read more