Facts to Know About the State of the Church in Mexico

The following report notes that the fourteen year-old martyr, Blessed José Sanchez del Rio, will be canonized this year.

Sandro Magister, www.chiesa: The Mexico that Pope Francis is visiting is an atypical case compared with other countries of Latin America.

In absolute numbers it hosts the second-largest Catholic population in the world, after Brazil, and is surpassed only by Paraguay in the proportion of Catholics in the overall population: 81 percent. Full report is here.