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Mexico: Protestants made to convert to Catholicism

Two Protestant families in Mexico were threatened with forced displacement by the end of July if they did not apologise to community leaders and agree to contribute financially to Roman Catholic festivals and ringing the Catholic church bells.

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Earlier in July, community leaders cut the families’ water supply to pressure them into complying. While state officials have intervened to resolve the conflict, they have taken the side of the community leaders, blaming the religious minority families for refusing to take part in what they admit are religious activities.