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La Luz del Mundo Church (The Light of the World Church) does not belong to any mainstream Christian church; instead, it is a minority religious movement that has become a global church that claims to be “the restoration of the primitive Christian church of Jesus Christ” in modern times. Its international headquarters are located in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, which means it is to be found at the very heart of the most traditional Catholic region of the country. Catholicism has acted as a powerful political force within the region since colonial times, until quite recently.

A large number of studies done on Mexican migration and religion at the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century have been based ...

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