Pope denounces exploitation of Mexico’s indigenous people in Chiapas

February 15, 2016 10:07 PM

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Pope Francis is celebrating Mexico's indigenous culture in ways the local church hierarchy has often sought to play down.

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, MEXICO—Pope Francis on Monday denounced the centuries-old exploitation and social exclusion of Mexico’s indigenous people and said the world should instead learn from their culture and appreciation of nature.

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