- They engaged in an open dialogue on various issues of national interest.
President Enrique Peña Nieto met with representatives of various Evangelical, Christian, and non-Evangelical Christian churches, with whom he maintained an open dialogue on various issues of national interest.
During the meeting, the president and the 33 representatives of the various churches discussed security, the country’s economic situation, progress in the implementation of the various Structural Reforms, and the actions and programs promoted by the government to build a society of rights.
At the meeting, the president confirmed the secular nature of the Mexican State and the government’s respect for freedom of religion and belief guaranteed by the Constitution.
The president thanked the churches and religious associations for their continuous work on behalf of Mexican society and the communities they serve.
He expressed his commitment to holding meetings such as this on a regular basis with representatives of all the country's churches.
Speakers at the meeting included Pastor Amador López Hernández, President of the National Presbyterian Church in Mexico; Bishop Andrés Hernández Miranda, President of the General Staff of the Methodist Church of Mexico; Aarón Hernández Cortés, Senior Pastor of the Christian Interdenominational Church; Paul B. Pieper, President of the Mexico Area of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; and Abel Flores Acevedo, General Superintendent of the National Council of the Assemblies of God.
President Peña Nieto was accompanied by the Interior Secretary (SEGOB) Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong; Undersecretary of Population, Migration and Religious Affairs (SEGOB) Humberto Roque Villanueva; Head of the President’s Office, Francisco Guzmán Ortiz; and General Coordinator of Politics and Government of the President's Office Andrés Massieu Fernández.