Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera was transferred to the hospital for COVID-19

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Norberto Rivera (Photo: EFE)

Norberto Rivera Carrera, Mexican Cardinal, He was transferred to the hospital for care for a confirmed contagion of COVID-19, according to a statement from the Chancellery of the Archdiocese of Mexico.

“On the instruction of the Archbishop Primate of Mexico, His Eminence Cardinal Carlos Aguilar Retes, I inform you that Mr. Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera has been hospitalized with a diagnosis of COVID-19.”

In it, they assured that it will be duly attended and asked the faithful include it in your prayers, with the aim of giving him strength to “face this special situation.”

“He is being duly cared for and he himself asks for the prayer of the People of God to face this very special situation. And those of us who go on pilgrimage in this Archdiocese of Mexico, we are filially committed in the prayer for the one who presided over this particular church ”.

And they closed the statement with a request for all those who may be experiencing this same or another disease in the context of the pandemic by coronavirus.

“We pray to Our Lady of Guadalupe for all the sick, particularly for those who are affected by this pandemic situation,” they concluded.

More than 35,000 signatures ask Rivera to clarify the cases of pedophile priests (Getty)
More than 35,000 signatures ask Rivera to clarify the cases of pedophile priests (Getty)

Its about thirty-third successor of Archbishop Fray Juan de Zumárraga, according to the official information of the Archdiocese of Mexico.

Norberto Rivera Carrera was born in La Purísima, municipality of Tepehuanes, Durango, on June 6, 1942. He studied at the Colegio Pío Latinoamericano and was ordained a priest on July 3, 1966.. In addition, he was named bishop of Tehuacán and consecrated bishop on December 21, 1985.

Once praised as a cardinal, he received the hat on February 21, 1998. As cardinal he received the ownership of the church of San Francisco de Asís ad ripam maiorem, in Rome.

He is also a member of the Congregation for the Clergy, a member of the Permanent Synod of Bishops, a member of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, a member of the Presidency Committee of the Pontifical Council for the Family and a member of the Pontifical Council for America Latin.

Among his positions he has served as president of the Episcopal Commission for Culture, Grand Chancellor of the Pontifical University of Mexicoor, president of the Interreligious Council of Mexico, president of the Ecumenical Council of Mexico and member of the Executive Council of the historic center of Mexico City.


Recently, the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN), granted the amparo, promoted by Alberto Athié Gallo, so you can deliver a research folder copy on the complaint he filed against the Archbishop Emeritus of Mexico, Norberto Rivera Carrera.

The interest of society as a whole must be analyzed to know all the procedures that are being carried out for the timely investigation, arrest, trial and punishment of those responsible, when said crimes are against humanity or represent a serious violation of human rights, ”they stated.

The former priest denounced Rivera Carrera before the then Attorney General’s Office (PGR, today FGR) for hiding from the competent authorities 15 cases of pedophilia committed by priests under his charge, events that the cardinal publicly said he knew during a conference on 19 December 2016.


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