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Mexican church draws fire for voting guidelines

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MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's Roman Catholic Church is drawing fire for releasing a set of "guidelines" on how the faithful should vote ahead of the July 1 presidential elections.

All religious groups are banned by law in Mexico from engaging in partisan politics, or supporting or opposing any candidate or party.

The guidelines published Tuesday by the Archdiocese of Mexico appear to closely skirt the restriction.

They do not mention any party, saying only that Catholics cannot "choose as a political option those who support or promote false rights or liberties that attack the teachings contained in the Holy Scriptures, tradition and doctrine of the Church."

They also Catholics should pay attention to candidates' commitment to the right to life.

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