Francis issues blunt warnings, broad vision in manifesto to Mexican bishops

February 13, 2016 6:19 PM

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Pope Francis has given one of his most direct and blunt outlines for what he expects from Catholic bishops, forcefully telling the Mexican episcopacy what they should and should not be doing -- warning them against words that are "empty figures of speech" and inaction that "squanders" their country's history.

In a detailed 41-minute address to the country's bishops Saturday, the pontiff also offered a comprehensive vision for the future of Mexico. Plotting a path away from recent drug violence and political corruption, the pope called on the bishops to help build a society of solidarity and integration o...

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