Liberation pioneer commemorated in Mexico

MEXICO CITY and CUERNAVACA, MEXICO -- Admirers celebrated the life and work of Bishop Sergio Méndez Arceo in events in Mexico City and Cernavaca, marking the 20th anniversary of his death.

Conference looks to future of liberation theology

MEXICO CITY -- More than 300 theologians and pastoral workers met here last month in anticipation of the anniversaries of two events that have shaped contemporary Latin America: the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council and the 40th anniversary of the publishing of Gustavo Gutiérrez’s book Liberation Theology.

These two events unleashed in Latin America a liberating process on the part of many Catholics at the grass roots as well as among theologians who reaffirmed a Latin American theology based on their own struggling people’s problems, an approach that became known as liberation theology.