Mexico: AMLO asks Pope Francis to apologize for Spanish conquest

Mexico: AMLO asks Pope Francis to apologize for Spanish conquest
Andres Manuel López Obrador (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – I don’t know … “López Obrador” sounds pretty Spanish to me.]

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has written to Pope Francis asking him to offer an apology to the Mexican people for the atrocities committed during the Spanish Conquest in 1521.

López Obrador sent a letter to the pontiff that was delivered in the Vatican this weekend personally by his wife Beatriz Gutierrez Müller.

“I would like to insist,” says López Obrador in his letter, “that the Catholic Church, the Spanish monarchy, and the Mexican state should offer a public apology to the native peoples who suffered the most opprobrious atrocities including the sacking of their property and lands, subjugating them since the 1521 conquest until the recent past.”

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In March 2019, Mr. López Obrador sent a similar letter to King Felipe VI of Spain and Pope Francis with the same request, but the Spanish government rejected the request “with all firmness.”

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