Lpez Obrador asked the pope to make a statement in favour of Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico's 19th-century independence leader who was once believed to have been excommunicated by the church for his involvement in the uprising.
However, researchers later said it appeared that Hidalgo had confessed his sins before he was executed and thus was not excommunicated.
Lpez Obrador said: "I think it would be an act of humility and at the same time greatness" for the church to reconcile posthumously with Hidalgo.
In 2019, Lpez Obrador asked Spain for an apology for the conquest, in which millions of Indigenous people died from violence and disease.
Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said at the time that Spain "will not issue these apologies that have been requested".
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