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Diocese laments massacre of farm workers in Colombia

Nov 9, 2012 - 04:06 pm .- The Diocese of Santa Rosa de Osos in the Colombian province of Antioquia has condemned the massacre of 10 farm workers at the end of their work day by unknown assailants.

Church in Guatemala reaches out to earthquake victims

Nov 8, 2012 - 12:06 am .- A relief network operated by the local Catholic Church has launched operations to help the victims of a Nov. 7 earthquake that killed 15 people in Guatemala and destroyed dozens of homes.

Ecuador to celebrate beatification of religious missionary

Nov 5, 2012 - 04:02 pm .- Catholics in Ecuador are preparing to mark the upcoming beatification of Sister Maria Troncatti, an Italian missionary who helped evangelize the country in the early 20th century.

Pope urges Argentineans to renew zeal for faith

Nov 1, 2012 - 04:02 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI sent a message to participants in an Argentinean conference on evangelization, encouraging them to promote the growth of the faith in their country.

Uruguay Jesuits condemn priest's abortion support

Nov 1, 2012 - 12:07 pm .- The Society of Jesus in Uruguay has expressed “deep regret” over statements made to reporters by local priest Father Jose Ignacio Gonzalez Faus, who voiced support for the legalization of abortion.

Cuban recovery from Hurricane Sandy will take years, agency reports

Oct 31, 2012 - 12:33 pm .- The secretary general of Caritas Cuba said it will take years for the eastern section of the country to recover from Hurricane Sandy but that the local Church is bringing relief to thousands of victims.

Archbishop tells children to encounter Christ though reading Gospel

Oct 30, 2012 - 04:06 pm .- Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires told thousands of children gathered in the Argentinean capital to “encounter Jesus” in the poor, Holy Communion and in the frequent reading of the Gospel.

Venezuelan election reveals conflicted country, bishops say

Oct 12, 2012 - 12:02 pm .- Although Venezuala's Catholic bishops congratulated the country for holding peaceful elections Oct. 7, they said the results show two starkly competing views on how to build Venezuelan society.

Abortion activists in Argentina target young Catholics

Oct 11, 2012 - 12:04 pm .- Around 500 abortion activists in Posadas hurled insults, spat and threw paint on young Catholics who prayed the Rosary outside the local cathedral and prevented the demonstrators from entering.

Uruguay congress legalizes abortion by one vote

Sep 26, 2012 - 04:06 pm .- By a vote of 50-49, the Uruguayan congress passed a law during a late-night session on Sept. 25 legalizing abortion up to the 12th week of pregnancy.

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