During the traditional "Rosca de Reyes", a cake to share to celebrate Epiphany, held in the Bishop’s offices of the Diocese of Zamora (Michoacán, Mexico), was also attended by media representatives, His Exc. Mgr. Javier Navarro Rodríguez, invited to respond before the violent events that occurred in different places of the region.
"We must not remain silent, we are in a democracy and as Catholics we
are called to be light of the world and salt of the earth, and that
means not to be passive but to commit ourselves with our history,
because history will not be changed by Santa Claus or Chapulín Colorado
(a Mexican comic character)", said the Bishop.
Mgr. Navarro Rodríguez, recalls that in several cities in Mexico there
have been protests for the increase in petrol and violence among civil
groups against the government, he said: "What is serious is the loss of
confidence in the authorities, that have broken laws that they
themselves invite to respect. That is why, as a Church, we do not invite
to conformism or to be passive, but to react without violence".
He added that we must change the contorted history ourselves with the
help of God, "because we must put human beings at the center, in this
case the Mexican, and if one does not believe in God, one must believe
in the human being".
In his speech for the new year, the Mexican President informed of the
increase in petrol as a necessary measure, but no significant impact on
inflation. This was necessary to allow Mexico to return to be
competitive in the energy sector, in order not to create new taxes and
make cuts in social promotion.
However, the increase of petrol has
resulted in the increase of basic necessities.
Unfortunately, there have
been many reactions, from different social sectors and with a lot of
violence, to the point of counting so far more than 4 deaths among
protesters and looting and unrest in several cities of the country.