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The Face of Fear (Part Two)

April 15, 2014

 

From an article recently out …

http://news.yahoo.com/bishops-seek-immigration-reform-during-border-trip-044803454.html

 

“Less than a week after President Barack Obama discussed immigration reform in a meeting with Pope Francis, a delegation of Roman Catholic leaders is visiting the U.S-Mexico border Tuesday to raise awareness about the plight of immigrants and to pray for policy changes.”

Now, from Wikipedia …

Religion

The 2010 census by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía gave Roman Catholicism as the main religion, with 82.7% of the population, while 9.7% (10,924,103) belong to other Christian denominations, including Evangelicals (5.2%); Pentecostals (1.6%); other Protestant or Reformed (0.7%); Jehovah’s Witnesses (1.4%); Seventh-day Adventists (0.6%); and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (0.3%).[258] 172,891 (or less than 0.2% of the total) belonged to other, non-Christian religions; 4.7% declared having no religion; 2.7% were unspecified.[258]

The 92,924,489[258] Catholics of Mexico constitute in absolute terms the second largest Catholic community in the world, after Brazil’s.[259] 47% percent of them attend church services weekly.[260] The feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patron saint of Mexico, is celebrated on December 12 and is regarded by many Mexicans as the most important religious holiday of their country.[261]

The 2010 census reported 314,932 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,[258] though the church in 2009 claimed to have over one million registered members.[262] About 25% of registered members attend a weekly sacrament service although this can fluctuate up and down.[263]

The presence of Jews in Mexico dates back to 1521, when Hernán Cortés conquered the Aztecs, accompanied by several Conversos.[264] According to the 2010 census, there are 67,476 Jews in Mexico.[258] Islam in Mexico is practiced by a small population in the city of Torreón, Coahuila, and there are an estimated 300 Muslims in the San Cristóbal de las Casas area in Chiapas.[265][266] In the 2010 census 18,185 Mexicans reported belonging to an Eastern religion,[258] a category which includes a tiny Buddhist population.

*****************Gender equality**************************************************************************************************************
The World Economic Forum 2011 Global Gender Gap Report ranked Mexico 89th out of 135 countries for gender parity, making it one of the least gender balanced countries in the North American region, particularly to the disadvantage of women, who have a below average degree of political participation and labor equality. Education and health indicators for Mexican women were however better than the average in the study.[267]

 

Now, google the “buildings” that house the Archdiocese of Mexico

(there are 16 according to this site:    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Roman_Catholic_dioceses_in_Mexico)

 

I have an idea. I propose that the archbishops and bishops all over the world pitch in and help their congregants. Good idea?

 

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PEACE AND LOVE.

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