Skip to comments.Bishop Calls for Mexican President to Apologize to Church
Posted on 10/19/2020 6:35:12 PM PDT by marshmallow
Spotlights Mexican government's anti-clerical history
MEXICO CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) - Mexican bishop Miguel Ángel Alba Díaz has asked the president of his country to issue an apology for murders and persecution of the Catholic Church committed by the Mexican government in the 1920s.
Bishop Alba Díaz, who presides over the diocese of La Paz in Baja California, was responding to repeated demands by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador that the Catholic Church and the government of Spain beg forgiveness for the evangelization and conquest of Mexico in 1521.
Most recently, the president's wife, Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller, visited Pope Francis Oct. 10 to repeat the request, even requesting the loan of several precious documents from the Vatican Library to be displayed next year during a commemoration of the tragic encounter of the Aztecs and Spaniards at Tenochtitlan the future Mexico City.
Bishop Alba Díaz noted Gutiérrez Müller's visit to the Vatican and said during a Sunday homily: "I would also invite the government of the nation to beg forgiveness to more recent deeds, for the law, the 1917 Constitution and the Calles Law, which violated the religious liberty of 90% of the people, of its own citizens, and forced Christians underground."
Marxist Oppression: Cristero War
While conflict between the Catholic Church and the Mexican government dates well before the 19101920 Revolution to the 1860s when Mexican President Benito Juárez seized Church properties, it was during the Cristero War (19261929) when Catholics took up arms against President Plutarco Elías Calles.
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Bit of history not mamy are aware of. The conflict still continues between the Culture of Death and the Catholic church.
Great novel: The Power and the Glory - Graham Greene
I have not read it, but I enjoyed the movie. It is a little piece of History that people know very little about.
This Mexican bishop needs to hire personal security. Mexico is and has always been an extremely violent country.
I read The Power and The Glory in high school. Before that I learned about Fr. Miguel Pro and his brothers who were executed by the Mexican regime for teaching Christianity over radical secularism. Where wearing a Roman collar was a crime against the state.
AMBO continues to foment violent Mexican hatred of all that is white, Christian, and European. Just to stay in power.
Meanwhile he watches telenovelas where all the characters are blond white Spaniards.
Good for this bishop.
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