Mexico is one of the world’s great Catholic bastions: 83%
of its 112m people are loyal to the Vatican, and Mexico City’s Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe vies with St Peter’s in Rome as the world’s most-visited Catholic church.Yet...the Vatican’s grip is weakening. The share of Mexicans saying they are Catholic fell by five percentage points in the decade to 2010. In 1970 the figure was 96%.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Mexico & Catholicism
The Economist considered the state of Catholicism in Mexico, the first stop of Pope Benedict’s March trip.
Read the essay.