Mexican cardinal laments nation’s corruption, violence
April 28, 2015
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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- “México atraviesa una crisis nacional” (El Pais)
- Cardinal Robles: "There is corruption, mistrust, culture of violence, but we must propose a Church that goes forth" (Fides)
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