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Retired Mexican bishop plans run for legislature

April 06, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: Attorneys are examining whether Mexican law would permit Bishop Onésimo Cepeda Silva, 84, to run for a legislative seat. The prelate was Bishop of Ecatepec from 1995 until his retirement in 2012.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Apr. 07, 2021 4:37 PM ET USA

    It is doubtful that the previous Mexican Constitution would have allowed it. However, I have seen nothing in the new Constitution that would prevent it. All of the anti-Catholic and anti-religion articles in the previous Constitution were removed when the new version superseded the more Communist previous version.