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MEXICO: Fox and the Church

Divorce is still a tricky business in Mexico, especially for a politician like President Fox wishing to remain on good terms with the Church. At first Cardinal Norberto Rivera was evasive when it was announced that Fox and his wife, also divorced, would take mass when they went to Guanajuato, Then the cardinal said they could not take mass, and it was announced that Fox would no take mass but would go go to Rome. It was assumed that he would ask the Pope to annul the previous marriages of both himself and his wife. Rumors circulated that anyone with power or money cold obtain such an annulment. We shall see.

Ronald Hilton - 7/15/01