David Ramos

David Ramos

Graduated in Communication Sciences from the Universidad Privada del Norte in Trujillo, Peru. I have been part of the ACI Prensa team for more than 10 years. I have covered Pope Francis' trips to Ecuador, Paraguay, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, and Peru. I covered the beatification ceremony of today's Saint Oscar Arnulfo Romero in San Salvador, El Salvador, in 2015. Special envoy for investigation in Honduras in 2016. Head of the ACI Prensa Office in Mexico since 2018.

Articles by David Ramos

How devotion to Saint Lawrence in Ciudad Juarez came to be

Aug 10, 2021 / 16:25 pm

Devotion to St. Lawrence, the third century Roman deacon and martyr, took root in what is now the border area of Mexico and the United States more than three centuries ago, and he is now one of the patron saints of the Diocese of Ciudad Juárez.

40 Days for Life in Mexico says its volunteers are free to get vaccinated against Covid or not

Aug 7, 2021 / 06:00 am

40 Days for Life In Mexico said Wednesday that "regarding the issue of vaccines, each of the volunteers and people who are involved with the movement is free to make their decision regarding whether to get vaccinated or not."

Ecuadorian bishops congratulate their country's first woman to win an Olympic gold medal

Aug 2, 2021 / 14:40 pm

The Ecuadorian bishops congratulated on Twitter Neisi Dajomes, the country’s first woman to win gold in the Olympics, for her victory: "Thank you for infecting us with your enthusiasm and joy! God bless you!"

At least 12 priests in Mexico have died from COVID-19 in two months

Jul 27, 2021 / 14:15 pm

The most recent report from the Catholic Multimedia Center (CCM) shows that at least 12 priests and a Mexican nun have died from the COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico in the last two months.

Cuban government preparing a law regulating dissidents’ defense lawyers

Jul 22, 2021 / 15:19 pm

Cuba’s communist government has drafted a law that would equate the role of dissidents’ defense lawyers with that of public officials.

Priest beaten, arrested amid Cuba protests

Jul 12, 2021 / 12:03 pm

Father Castor Álvarez was beaten and arrested in Camagüey while he was defending young protesters amid protests of Cuba’s communist government on Sunday.

Mexican bishop seeks priest exorcist

Jul 9, 2021 / 10:50 am

Bishop José Armando Álvarez Cano of Tampico is seeking an exorcist for the diocese.

Pachamama image used as monstrance in Mexican parish

Jul 3, 2021 / 06:01 am

The “pachamama” or “mother earth” image which accompanied various activities during the 2019 Amazon Synod in Rome was recently used as a monstrance in a church in Mexico.

Effort underway to legalize abortion on demand in Mexico’s Hidalgo state 

Jun 30, 2021 / 17:30 pm

A year and a half after a similar bill was defeated in the Hidalgo state legislature in Mexico, lawmakers belonging to the Morena Party of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador are seeking to decriminalize abortion on demand for up to 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Prolifers denounce media manipulation favoring legal abortion in El Salvador

Jun 2, 2021 / 16:51 pm

Sara Rogel, a woman convicted in El Salvador of murdering her newborn, recently was released from prison on parole, and international media, in an apparent effort to sway public opinion in support of legalized abortion, are claiming Rogel was sentenced to 30 years in prison for procuring an abortion. 

Male political candidates in Mexican state use gender ideology to file as trans women

May 26, 2021 / 12:52 pm

To avoid being left out of the 2021 Mexican elections because of a constitutional principle of “gender parity”, 18 male candidates from the Force for Mexico party in Tlaxcala state have filed for candidacy as trans women.

Twitter briefly suspends Spanish politician for saying 'a man cannot get pregnant'

May 19, 2021 / 13:01 pm

Twitter briefly suspended last week Francisco José Contreras, a member of Spain’s Congress of Deputies from the far right Vox party, for breaking its hate speech rules.

Michoacan bishops to politicians: 'Don't fall into making false promises that sow unrealistic expectations'

May 18, 2021 / 15:01 pm

With less than a month before the 2021 Mexican legislative election, the bishops of the ecclesiastical province of Morelia in Michoacán state on Saturday called on politicians “not to promise heaven to make us live in a hell."

Five bishops, 220 priests have died from Covid in Mexico

May 12, 2021 / 11:01 am

According to a May 11 report from the Catholic Multimedia Center eight women religious, six men religious, and 12 deacons have also died from the coronavirus in the country.

Priest gave general absolution to Mexico City metro victims

May 5, 2021 / 17:01 pm

Fr. Juan Ortiz has said he managed to reach the scene of the accident on a metro overpass in Mexico shortly after it occurred Monday evening, giving general absolution to the victims.

14 years of legal abortion in Mexico City called a government 'failure'

Apr 28, 2021 / 16:19 pm

Fourteen years after the legalization of abortion up to the 12th week of pregnancy in Mexico City, a local pro-life leader called legal abortion a failure on the part of the government in its duty to protect innocent life.

Pro-abortion constitutional reform in Mexico paused

Apr 17, 2021 / 06:01 am

The administration of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and legislators from his ruling National Regeneration Movement decided to put on hold for now the debate on amending the federal constitution to insert abortion rights and gender ideology.

Complaint filed against student and doctor in Mexico for advising on how to abort at home

Apr 14, 2021 / 13:47 pm

Pro-life leaders have filed a complaint with the Puebla State Attorney General's Office against a university student and a doctor for advising women how to procure abortion clandestinely at home, in violation of state law which prohibits abortion.