“Latin America is currently experiencing a surge of human rights abuses in the area of religious freedom,” stated Tomás Henriquez, ADF International’s director of advocacy for Latin America.
The Catholic community prayed for peace while in the Santa Cruz region an indefinite strike continued over the date for the census to be taken.
Mother María Berenice Duque Hencker, a Colombian nun who founded religious congregations, was beatified in Medellín on Oct. 29.
According to President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the event “will be the largest collective meeting ever in Portugal.”
The celebration of “Holywins” is an initiative that originated in Paris in 2002 with the aim of celebrating the eve of All Saints on Oct. 31 in a Christian way.
“I am deeply grieved over this violence,” USCCB President José Gomez said late Friday.
Earlier this week a large number of women surprised the world by wearing a red dress with white polka dots at the beatification Mass of the “heroine of chastity.”
On Wednesday morning Pope Francis received the dwarf Argentine soccer team in an audience, encouraging them to continue with courage and to be themselves.
Bishop Michael Burbidge has denounced President Joe Biden’s stated intention to codify a national right to abortion should Democrats win control of Congress.
The beatification of Brazilian Benigna Cardoso da Silva, known as the “heroine of chastity” for dying defending her purity at age 13, was celebrated Oct. 24.
The Catholic Church in England and Wales has said it will “carefully study” the contents of a national report concerning sexual abuse.
Russian presidential spokesman Dmitri Peskov said his government is willing to talk with Pope Francis, the U.S., and France to find a solution to the war in Ukraine.
The Council to Prevent and Eliminate Discrimination of Mexico City organized a show in which a “drag queen” danced in front of an audience that included at least one girl, drawing strong criticism.
The Diocese of Mamfe has directed that prayers of thanksgiving be said for the release on Saturday of nine people who were abducted in September from a local parish.
A Hungarian official has welcomed Christian scholarship students from around the world to Budapest and stressed the importance of helping persecuted Christians.
Bishop Juan Manuel González Sandoval of Tarahumara made his comments amid growing violence and a recent shootout involving organized crime in the region.
At his Angelus prayer last Sunday, Pope Francis lent his support to the effort and encouraged parents to join their children in praying for the people of Ukraine in particular.
On Friday, the police of the dictatorship in Cuba interrogated Adrián Martínez Cádiz, EWTN correspondent in Havana, and later fined him 3,000 Cuban pesos.
Passing through the Darién jungle in Panama as the first stage of the route to reach the United States continues to be chosen by thousands of migrants.
The Catholic Church in England and Wales has offered an “unreserved apology” to all sexual abuse victims who have suffered in the Church, following the publication of an independent inquiry released Thursday.