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Mexican cardinal laments nation’s corruption, violence

April 28, 2015

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The president of the Mexican Episcopal Conference lamented widespread corruption and crime and said that the principal reason for the decline in the nation’s Catholic population-- from 95% in 1975 to 80% today-- is relativism.

Asked why he believes there is so much crime in Mexico, Cardinal José Francisco Robles Ortega of Guadalajara told El Pais that “here has been a loss of values, including that of life; the ethical aspect has been weakened, we have a climate of impunity in which the law is violated and organized crime imposes its interests.”

The prelate also said that a prospective papal trip to Mexico might include a visit to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe as well as to the northern border cities of Tijuana, Reynosa, and Matamoros.


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