Giselle Vargas

Giselle Vargas

Articles by Giselle Vargas

Bolivian bishops encourage efforts to overcome social crisis

May 3, 2022 / 15:08 pm

At the conclusion of their plenary assembly on Friday, the bishops of Bolivia encouraged everyone's commitment to "join efforts" to overcome the current crisis in the country and to rebuild the social fabric.

Killing the innocent by abortion is not mercy, says Chilean cardinal

Apr 26, 2022 / 18:40 pm

During his homily at the Mass for the blessing of the foundation stone for the Divine Mercy Shrine in Santiago on Sunday, Cardinal Celestino Aós Braco warned that abortion "is not mercy," nor is the "mutilation" of moral and religious teaching.

Argentine bishops will start annual 'Sharing Sunday' to sustain Church's mission

Apr 21, 2022 / 14:49 pm

The bishops of Argentina have announced that the first day of reflection on the importance of sustaining the mission of the Church will be held May 1.

Argentine missionaries to be sent to evangelize in the Peruvian Amazon

Apr 4, 2022 / 16:29 pm

A nun and a priest are the first to be sent on a missionary project from Argentina to the Peruvian Amazon region.

Tabernacle of Chilean church desecrated

Mar 30, 2022 / 13:29 pm

Father Pedro Pedraza, the rector of the Lourdes Grotto Shrine in Santiago, Chile, has reported that two ciboria which had contained consecrated Hosts were stolen from the shrine’s tabernacle March 28.

Bishops in South America encourage day of prayer and fasting for peace in Ukraine

Mar 2, 2022 / 17:00 pm

The bishops of Chile, Paraguay, and Bolivia encouraged the faithful to participate in the day of prayer and fasting for peace in Ukraine called by Pope Francis and to be held around the world on Ash Wednesday, March 2.

Thieves rob Franciscan church, desecrate tabernacle in Chile

Feb 10, 2022 / 15:40 pm

Unidentified persons broke into the Franciscan Recollects church in Santiago, Chile, Feb. 9 and forced open the tabernacle, scattering the consecrated Hosts.

Beatification cause of Sister Bernardita de la Inmaculada Sesso advances

Feb 10, 2022 / 14:43 pm

The Argentine bishops’ representative for the causes of saints, Bishop Santiago Olivera of the Military Diocese, presented in Rome Feb. 7 the collection of testimonies gathered for the beatification of Sister Bernardita de la Inmaculada Sesso, affectionately called the "mother of priests."

Religious, pro-life groups make proposals for Chilean constitutional convention

Jan 13, 2022 / 16:38 pm

Chile's Constitutional Convention has created a digital platform for citizens to make proposals for issues they consider must be debated and enshrined in the new constitution. 

Archbishop asks president-elect Boric to recognize Chile's 'religious soul'

Dec 21, 2021 / 14:22 pm

Archbishop Fernando Natalio Chomali Garib of Concepción has expressed his hope that Gabriel Boric Font, Chile’s president elect, "will recognize and value the religious soul of the Chilean people."

Chile legalizes same-sex marriage

Dec 9, 2021 / 10:53 am

Chile’s National Congress passed Dec. 7 a bill legalizing same-sex marriage that in June received the backing of President Sebastián Piñera.

Chile legislature defeats bill that would have permitted elective abortion

Nov 30, 2021 / 16:23 pm

The lower house of Chile’s legislature defeated Tuesday a bill that would have legalized elective abortion up to 14 weeks of pregnancy.

Argentine bishops welcome Vatican recognition of priests' 1683 martyrdom

Oct 15, 2021 / 13:00 pm

Bishops in Argentina have welcomed the promulgation of a decree by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints that regards the martyrdom of Pedro Ortiz de Zárate and Juan Antonio Solinas, priests who were killed Oct. 27, 1683.

Pro-life doctors warn against Chilean bill to permit elective abortion 

Oct 6, 2021 / 16:19 pm

A group of pro-life Chilean doctors on Monday published a video meant to disprove the falsehoods that arise in the discussion of the bill that would decriminalize abortion up to 14 weeks of pregnancy. 

Chile's lower house votes to debate bill permitting elective abortions

Sep 29, 2021 / 16:01 pm

Chile’s Chamber of Deputies voted Sept. 28 to begin the debate on a bill that would decriminalize abortion up to 14 weeks of pregnancy. The measure passed 75-68 with two abstentions.

Argentine medical association says abortion law goes against principles of ethics

Sep 7, 2021 / 17:01 pm

The National Academy of Medicine in Argentina has warned that the abortion law passed with the support of President Alberto Fernández’ administration violates the fundamental principles of the ethics of medicine and the defense of life.

Chilean legislative committee votes against permitting elective abortions

Aug 10, 2021 / 14:10 pm

A committee of the lower house of Chile’s legislature on Monday narrowly voted not to recommend a bill that would allow elective abortion up to 14 weeks of pregnancy.

Catholic universities in Argentina call on courts to defend the unborn from abortion law 

Aug 3, 2021 / 16:01 pm

An organization of Catholic universities in Argentina has issued a declaration demanding that the legal system protect the unborn from the nation’s abortion law, enacted less than a year ago.

She overcame adversity with faith and is heading to the Paralympics in Tokyo

Jul 21, 2021 / 17:00 pm

Mahira Bergallo Brzezicki, 19, is an Argentine athlete who will be participating in the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, proud of overcoming adversity and certain that her being chosen to compete is an answer from God.

Bishops of Argentina, Uruguay pray for the recovery of Pope Francis

Jul 7, 2021 / 12:30 pm

The bishops of Argentina and Uruguay expressed their closeness and prayers for the swift recovery of Pope Francis, who underwent surgery July 4.