Pope backs Mexican bishops’ defense of life, marriage
September 26, 2016
On September 25, at the conclusion of Mass in St. Peter’s Square for the jubilee of catechists, Pope Francis delivered a brief Angelus address in which he expressed support of the Mexican bishops’ efforts to defend life and the family.
The Pope made his remarks as large crowds took to the streets of Mexico City to protest President Enrique Pena Nieto’s proposal to impose the legalization of same-sex marriage across Mexico.
“I am very happy to associate myself with the bishops of Mexico, in supporting the commitment of the Church and of civil society in favor of the family and of life, which in this time require special pastoral and cultural attention in all the world,” Pope Francis said.
He added, “I assure my prayer for the dear Mexican people, that the violence, which has in recent days reached even several priests, might cease.”
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- Le parole del Papa alla recita dell’Angelus, 25.09.2016 (Holy See Press Office)
- Pope Francis at Angelus: prayers for Mexican Church, nation (Vatican Radio)
- Mexico: Thousands protest against same-sex marriage proposal (BBC)
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