By Carli Pierson

August 22, 2020 / Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico

The relationship between the government of Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the official leadership body of the Roman Catholic Church in Mexico is complicated. Relations between the current administration and the Vatican started off tense when, just four months after taking office, the president asked King Felipe VI of Spain and Pope Francis to apologize for the abuses committed during the Conquest of Mexico, 500 years before. While the Mexican elite cringed, the traditionally marginalized sectors of society including indigenous people and lower income families…

Carli Pierson

IHRL attorney & writer. Bylines in: PBS, USA Today, Independent UK, Al Jazeera, Romper, Ravishly, & National Catholic Reporter.

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