Walter Sanchez Silva

Walter Sanchez Silva

Walter Sánchez Silva is a senior writer for ACI Prensa ( With more than 15 years of experience, he has reported from important ecclesial events in Europe, Asia and Latin America during the pontificates of Benedict XVI and Pope Francis. E-mail:

Articles by Walter Sanchez Silva

Missionaries of Charity expelled from Nicaragua

Jul 7, 2022 / 15:00 pm

The action is the latest in religious persecutions that have escalated there in the last four years.

Peruvian same-sex-attracted man defies gay 'pride' by promising to be chaste

Jul 1, 2022 / 14:40 pm

In a recent interview with Spanish EWTN News, Gerson Granados Gonzales shared his life’s journey and a message to those with homosexual tendencies.

Cardinal reveals he was detained by drug traffickers in Mexico

Jun 28, 2022 / 16:25 pm

Cardinal Francisco Robles Ortega lamented the current climate of violence in Mexico at a June 26 press conference.

Puerto Rican Senate passes bill banning abortion after 22 weeks

Jun 24, 2022 / 16:40 pm

If passed in the House, the bill will go to the desk of the governor of Puerto Rico for his signature.

Fathers are more than providers, and St. Joseph is their example, archbishop says

Jun 20, 2022 / 16:44 pm

Archbishop Rogelio Cabrera López of Monterrey, president of the Mexican Bishops’ Conference, said in a Father's Day message that fathers are not just providers and that their example is St. Joseph.

Priests back bishop attacked in media for defending life and the family

Jun 8, 2022 / 03:00 am

Bishop Santiago Gómez Sierra encouraged Catholics to vote for those who share Christian values.

Spanish priest responds to Whoopi Goldberg on Nancy Pelosi and Communion

May 25, 2022 / 17:41 pm

Actress Whoopi Goldberg defended what she considers the right to Communion of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, in wake of the decision of Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco to deny her Holy Communion for her obstinate and public support for abortion.

Spanish Jerusalem Bible changes 'fishers of men' to 'fishers of persons'

May 17, 2022 / 17:25 pm

The Desclée de Brouwer publishing house, which publishes the Jerusalem Bible, changed the word "man" (“hombre”) to "person" (“persona”) in its new Spanish edition.

Madonna seeks an audience with Pope Francis

May 6, 2022 / 15:00 pm

In a Tweet on Wednesday, Madonna asked Pope Francis to receive her so she could talk with him about "some important matters."

Pro-life bill in Puerto Rico seeks to prohibit abortion after 22 weeks

May 3, 2022 / 12:00 pm

Talís Romero, a pro-life leader in Puerto Rico, has launched a campaign in support of a bill on the island which seeks to limit abortion to the first 22 weeks of pregnancy.

Nineteen attacks on Christians during Holy Week in Spain

May 2, 2022 / 14:57 pm

The Observatory for Religious Freedom in Spain has reported that during Holy Week this year there were 19 attacks against Christians.

Argentine bishops renew commitment to eradicating sex abuse after Bishop Zanchetta's sentencing

Mar 4, 2022 / 15:00 pm

The Argentine Bishops’ Conference expressed Friday its closeness to the victims of Bishop Gustavo Oscar Zanchetta, sentenced to prison for sexually abusing seminarians, and renewed their commitment to eradicate these abusive behaviors.

Colombian president, bishops condemn court's decriminalization of abortion

Feb 23, 2022 / 15:00 pm

The president of Colombia, Iván Duque, rejected Tuesday the Constitutional Court’s decision to depenalize abortion up to 24 weeks of pregnancy.

Colombia's Constitutional Court decriminalizes abortion up to six months

Feb 21, 2022 / 21:08 pm

Colombia’s Constitutional Court has ruled 5-4 to decriminalize abortion up to six months, or 24 weeks of pregnancy.

This Colombian bishop in a drug trafficking zone receives death threats

Feb 9, 2022 / 17:14 pm

Since 2017 Bishop Rubén Darío Jaramillo Montoya has led the Diocese of Buenaventura, centered on one of Colombia’s main seaports. His work announcing the Gospel and denouncing violence, drug trafficking, and organized crime has drawn more than one death threat.

Spanish PM meets with head of country's bishops' conference

Jan 25, 2022 / 17:11 pm

Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez visited the president of the Spanish Bishops’ Conference, Cardinal Juan José Omella, on Monday to discuss a series of issues including the registered assets of the Catholic Church.

Priest denounces Spanish Caritas for Christological error

Jan 11, 2022 / 15:51 pm

Father Antonio María Domenech Guillén, a priest of the Diocese of Cuenca, harshly criticized Spanish Caritas for writing “nonsense” about Christ on the feast of the Baptism of the Lord.

Brazil to have a statue of Jesus larger than Christ the Redeemer

Jan 7, 2022 / 15:36 pm

A statue of Christ is being built in Brazil that will be larger than the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue of Rio de Janeiro.

Archbishop of Lima says Jesus died as a layman and without offering a sacrifice

Dec 26, 2021 / 00:00 am

Archbishop Carlos Castillo Mattasoglio of Lima, Peru, has yet to clarify remarks he made in a pre-Christmas Mass that contradict the teaching of the Catholic Church about Jesus’ death.

Colombian bishop repudiates shocking abuse of boy at home run by nuns

Dec 23, 2021 / 17:20 pm

The Bishop of Zipaquirá, Colombia, Héctor Cubillos Peña, expressed his “deep pain and his firm repudiation” of the “serious mistreatment” of a 9-year-old boy at a facility administered by the sisters of the Congregation of the Servants of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Poor.