Apr 10, 2014 - 12:24 pm .- Venezuela's foreign affairs minister, Elias Jaua, has sent a letter to the Vatican, inviting its participation in the National Peace Conference that has been convened by President Nicolas Maduro.
Apr 7, 2014 - 04:44 pm .- Archbishop Carlos Nanez of Cordoba, Argentina, explained that the recent baptism of a baby who is being raised by her biological mother and the woman’s lesbian partner is not an endorsement of their lifestyle.
Apr 5, 2014 - 07:01 am .- Brazil's bishops' conference has issued a declaration acknowledging that some of its members supported the authoritarian military dictatorship that ruled the country from 1964 to 1985.
Apr 3, 2014 - 05:06 pm .- Pope Francis sent a letter to Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati of Santiago, Chile, after the country was hit by an 8.2 magnitude earthquake on April 1, which reportedly killed six people and caused significant damage.
Mar 26, 2014 - 12:03 am .- Archbishop Dario de Jesus Monsalve Mejia of Cali, Colombia, is lamenting the “scourge of violence” in the region that has led to the recent disappearance of five young people.
Mar 25, 2014 - 04:03 am .- For the first time this year in Chile, March 25 will officially be celebrated as the Day of the Unborn Child, recognizing the need to protect and care for expectant mothers and their children.
Mar 18, 2014 - 05:03 pm .- Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas, Venezuela, called on the faithful to intensify their prayers during Lent for God to rid Venezuela of violence, as the death toll from recent protests continues to rise.
Mar 11, 2014 - 04:02 pm .- A group of young people from around the world have launched a campaign called Grazie Francesco – Thank You Francis – to send the Pope messages marking the first year of his pontificate March 13.
Mar 11, 2014 - 12:05 pm .- Cardinal Jorge Urosa Sabino of Caracas again urged peace amid increasing conflict in Venezuela, where at least 20 people have been killed in student protests over the past several weeks.
Mar 6, 2014 - 12:03 am .- Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, who is a Salesian and the Archbishop of Santiago de Chile, was elevated to the college of cardinals by Pope Francis in a Feb. 22 consistory, at the age of 72.
Mar 5, 2014 - 01:02 pm .- Cardinal Aurelio Poli of Buenos Aires invited Catholics during Lent to “have a more tender heart” toward the difficult situations of daily life.
Feb 28, 2014 - 03:05 pm .- Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez Nieves of San Juan and Bishop Daniel Fernandez Torres of Arecibo in Puerto Rico have handed over a group of priests accused of sexual abuse to civil authorities.
Feb 27, 2014 - 02:31 pm .- Pope Francis sent a letter offering his continued condolences to the mother of one of the victims of a 2012 Argentina train crash that killed dozens of people and injured hundreds more.
Feb 25, 2014 - 12:06 am .- When he was appointed archbishop of Rio de Janeiro, Orani Tempesta – newly made a cardinal -- promised to visit each parish of the populous local Church, and he has been making good on this promise.
Feb 21, 2014 - 11:16 am .- Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas said the Church is willing to help establish peace in Venezuela, but reminded the government of its duty to rein in armed groups that are violently disrupting peaceful demonstrations.
Feb 18, 2014 - 02:01 pm .- Pope Francis has renewed his Argentinean passport, according to Argentina's Ministry of the Interior and Transportation, and his new documents will be sent to St. Martha's Residence at the Vatican.
Feb 18, 2014 - 12:08 am .- Archbishop Gerald Lacroix of Quebec, who will be made a cardinal at the Feb. 22 consistory, is a missionary for the new evangelization in Canada, after having been for 10 years a missionary in Colombia.
Feb 16, 2014 - 10:31 am .- During a suspected robbery at Don Bosco College in the Venezuelan city of Valencia the evening of Feb. 15, two Salesians were stabbed to death, and another was wounded.
Feb 14, 2014 - 12:07 am .- A “low profile” bishop, with few political contacts: this is how the Argentine press describes Archbishop Mario Poli of Buenos Aires, who will receive the red hat of a cardinal Feb. 22.
Feb 13, 2014 - 12:09 am .- Archbishop Leopoldo Brenes Solorzano of Managua, who will be made a cardinal at the Feb. 22 consistory, is said to personify the image of a humble shepherd of “a Church that is poor and for the poor.”