Friday, March 30, 2012

Mexico's Congress Approves Constitutional Changes On Public Display of Religion

AP reports that Mexico's Senate on Wednesday, by a vote of 72-35, approved a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow religious events to be celebrated in public as long as they do not involve electoral politics. The changes, already approved by the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico's Congress (Today's Catholic, 12/19/11), come three days after the conclusion of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Mexico. At least 16 of Mexico's state legislatures must still approve the changes for them to take effect.