The Associated Press reports:
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday he does not support a proposal to further relax Mexico’s strict legal separation of church and state, throwing cold water on a bill that would upend longstanding political doctrine in the country.
The proposal would modify the Law of Religious Associations and Public Worship to eliminate historic language enshrining the “separation of the State and churches.”
The president said the lay state is not anti-religious, but rather guarantees the rights of believers and non-believers alike. “‘Render unto God what is God’s and unto Caesar what is Caesar’s’” López Obrador said.