A Mexican priest was found dead on Jan. 11: The body of Father Joaquin Hernandez Sifuentes, 42, was discovered in Parras de la Fuente, approximately 90 miles west of his working-class parish in Saltillo, while his vehicle was discovered abandoned in another state, the Coahuila state prosecutor's office said in a statement. At least 16 priests have been killed since December 2012, according to a count by Mexico's Catholic Multimedia Center.
Mexico: An outspoken priest who denounced crime and corruption in Veracruz had received threats via WhatsApp and Facebook.
Mexico City -- Senior officials in the church claim credit for fomenting a punishment vote, saying Catholics cost President Pena Nieto and his party at the polls.
Archbishop Carlos Garfias Merlos of Acapulco called on organized crime to cease violence during Holy Week.
Eco Catholic: At least 25 Catholic groups joined nongovernmental organizations in condemning the murder of Honduran environmental activist Berta Caceres.
Eco Catholic: Berta Caceres, an outspoken environmental activist in Honduras, was murdered in her own home, sparking outrage.
Mexico City -- Pope Francis ended Sunday visiting children in hospital -- many of them gravely ill, some of them waiting for transplant surgery.
Pope Francis celebrated Mass Feb. 13 at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which houses the cloak displaying the famous Guadalupe image of Mary.
Pope Francis gave Mexico's prelates a blunt outline of their roles and obligations as bishops,
Final preparations were underway at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe Feb. 11 for the thousands of people expected to attend the papal Mass Feb. 13.