The Human Rights Campaign reacted to news today that Mexico’s highest-ranking bishop, Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes, Archbishop of Mexico City, said he agrees with comments by Pope Francis in support of civil unions for same-sex couples. Mexico is the second largest Catholic country in the world with nearly 80 percent of its population affiliated with the Catholic church.
The HRC Foundation’s Religion and Faith program works to establish common ground with prominent houses of worship and faith traditions across the country. In October, the Religion and Faith program hosted a webinar with LGBTQ Catholic leaders to discuss the importance of Pope Francis’ comments and the transformation within the church. Ensuring equity and justice for all people, while giving all individuals the space and freedom to be fully themselves, is a message inherent in all major religions and faith traditions and is the cornerstone of the LGBTQ movement. If LGBTQ people and people of faith can speak together, our voices and impact will carry that message that much farther.
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