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  Madrid leader takes issue with pope’s apology for ‘painful errors’ in Mexico
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Sep 29, 2021 11:55pm
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AuthorSam Jones and Angela Giuffrida
News DateWednesday, September 29, 2021 02:25:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe rightwing president of the Madrid region has taken issue with the pope’s recent apology for the church’s “very painful errors” in Mexico, and said Spanish conquistadors brought Catholicism, civilisation and freedom to Latin America.

Isabel Díaz Ayuso, touted as a possible future leader of Spain’s conservative People’s party, has a history of provocative pronouncements.

The latest came during a visit to the US on Tuesday, a day after Pope Francis – the first Latin American pontiff – sent a message to Mexican bishops to mark the bicentenary of Mexican independence.

In it, the pope apologised for the role the church had played in the country’s history, saying the anniversary “necessarily includes a process of purifying memory, that is, recognising the very painful errors committed in the past”.

He added: “For that reason, on several occasions, I and my predecessors have asked forgiveness for the social and personal sins that by commission or omission did not contribute to evangelisation.”

Francis’s words did not impress Ayuso. “I’m surprised that a Catholic who speaks Spanish should talk that way about a legacy such as ours, which actually took Spanish – and through the [religious] missions – Catholicism, and therefore civilisation and freedom, to the American continent,” she said. “It’s just surprising. There’s not much more I can say.”
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