Mexican president demands apology from Spain, Catholic Church for crimes of colonization

Mexican president demands apology from Spain, Catholic Church for crimes of colonization

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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said yesterday that he had asked Spain and the Vatican to apologize for the conquest of the Americas 500 years ago. In a letter to King Felipe VI and Pope Francis, Lopez Obrador said the Spanish conquest was carried out “with the sword and the cross.” The Spanish government quickly refused to make any apology. Pope Francis has not yet commented, but in 2015 he apologized for crimes against the indigenous people of Bolivia. Juan José Gutiérrez, the ... See More

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