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Mexican cardinals found guilty of trying to influence federal elections

ROSARIO, Argentina – Two Mexican cardinals were found guilty of “proselytism” during last June’s election, with a court claiming they “pressured and/or induced” their religious community to vote for a particular candidate or party. The Superior Chamber of the Electoral Tribunal of the Judiciary of the Federation (TEPJF) of Mexico […]

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Pandemic forces ‘virtual’ Virgin of Guadalupe day in Mexico

For the first time in decades, Mexico’s Catholics were forced on Saturday to abandon what many consider the world’s largest religious pilgrimage, in which millions visit Mexico City’s Basilica of Guadalupe on Dec. 12.

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Pope says Catholics can receive plenary indulgence for Guadalupe devotion

With the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe closed for her feast to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Pope Francis said Catholics still can receive a plenary indulgence Dec. 11 and 12 for their Marian devotion if they follow certain conditions.

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Mexican cardinal feared ‘failing’ grade from Virgin if Guadalupe celebrations not cancelled

Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes, archbishop of Mexico City, said the Virgin Mary would have given him a “failing grade” if he hadn’t cancelled the festivities surrounding the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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Devotion to Sacred Heart increases in Mexico during pandemic

Father Andres Esteban Lopez recently brought hundreds of “detentes” — small emblems of the Sacred Heart of Jesus — to a Mexico City hospital, where he enters the intensive care units to pray the rosary and visit patients with COVID-19.

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