Mexican bishop hopes to lead services in indigenous languages

June 14, 2019

[Anglican Communion News Service] A Mexican-born priest in the Church of Canada has been elected as the coadjutor bishop of Southeast Mexico, where very few of the congregations speak Spanish.

The Rev. Julio Martin said one of the biggest challenges he faces in the rural areas of his new diocese are the many congregations which speak a number of different indigenous languages. “Some of those languages are as hard as Chinese to learn. . . I’m not saying I’ll learn them, but out of respect, I would like to be able to lead the Eucharist in their own language – that’s the aim.”

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