The Catholic Church's position in Mexico
12 March 2013 Last updated at 12:31 GMT
Mexico is the second largest Roman Catholic country in the World, but in the last decade four million Mexicans have left the Catholic faith, disillusioned with its relevance to their lives. Those lives are often blighted by poverty and the violence associated with drug cartels and trafficking.
Katya Adler reports for Newsnight on the role of the Church in Mexico and how its priorities align with those of the wider Catholic Church as it prepares to select a new leader.