Pope Francis spoke freely and said what he wanted in Mexico, his speeches and messages showed the image of a clear, responsible and upright person who knew the socio-political situation of the country and the problems of the Catholic Church, said experts in agreement. Speaking on the recent papal visit to Mexico, the president of the Interdenominational Theological Education Institute of Mexico, Luis Javier Rubio, said the messages and speeches “present an image very clear of a person who speaks of being free, responsible, and a part of the community.”
“A highly social person driving a positive anthropology,” he added during a meeting that was held at the Mexican Institute of Social Christian Doctrine (IMDOSOC).
Additionally, an academic at the Universidad Iberoamericana, María Luisa Aspe, who is outside the hierarchy of the Catholic Church, said the pope “is in line with authentic religious freedom, religious freedom as a fundamental human right.”
Luisa Aspe explained that this implies the right of Catholics to practice their faith, and the rights of members of other religions to profess their own, and the right of atheists and agnostics to believe as such.
It was also found that the pope had a “surgical diagnosis” on the socio-political situation in the country, and was aware of how the Catholic Church was situated in Mexico.
For his part, Andrés Beltramo, a news correspondent in the Vatican, said that during the last visit of Pope Francis to Mexico, he spoke freely without ignoring the situation of the country and said what he wanted to say.
Through a video conference, he insisted that the pope “did not scold anyone in Mexico” and addressed the situation of the country not by blaming any one part of society as responsible, but sought to make each part that makes up the social fabric to be responsible for how they can make changes to better their situation.