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Newsline: Vatican’s chief diplomat visits Mexico

During the visit of Pope Francis’s top diplomat to Mexico, the Vatican and the Mexican government promised to cooperate in building peace and protecting human rights. “Mexico and the Holy See look to the future together, sharing the same values,” said Italian Cardinal Pietro Parolin at an event commemorating the 30th anniversary of the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Mexico and the Holy See. “We look to the future, and as we continue to prepare together mechanisms of cooperation, it seems important to me to underline that they must serve all the Mexican people, starting from the neediest,” he said. (https://cruxnow.com/church-in-the-americas/2022/04/vaticans-chief-diplomat-visits-mexico-during-time-of-church-state-tensions) Mexico is home to the world’s second largest Catholic population, with 98 million people claiming church membership, out of a total population of 128 million.

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