The priest pointed out that during these decades what has happened in Cuba is a precariousness of life and an increase in “the desire to escape.”
The Church in Bergamo, Italy, and Bogotá, Colombia, have recently joined together to help people who have fallen into drug addiction to recover.
Abortion was legalized in the Mexican capital in 2007.
For the last two weeks, hundreds of migrants — mostly Venezuelans but also Colombians and Haitians — have been trying to leave Chile and enter Peru.
The bishops presented to the communist government “their criteria and vision regarding the reality that the Cuban people are experiencing.”
The international organization said 23,528 children have been rescued since the initiative began in 2007.
In recent months, the economic and social situation has worsened in Cuba, where 72% of the inhabitants live below the poverty line.
The chargé d'affaires of the Apostolic Nunciature in Nicaragua, Monsignor Marcel Diouf, left the Central American country March 17.
“In fraternal communion with our Nicaraguan brothers and sisters, we invite the Cuban Catholic faithful to pray for that suffering Church and people,” the bishops said.
The statue, which stood in a small brick grotto at the entrance to the town of Sopó in the Cundinamarca district of Colombia, was destroyed early Wednesday.
In a recent interview, Pope Francis said he has signed his resignation in case his health prevents him from continuing to lead the Catholic Church.
On Nov. 9, a court will study a legal challenge that seeks to prohibit the placement of “decorative objects in allusion to the ‘birth of Jesus Christ’ on public property.”
A boat from Miami that made a run to pick up a group of Cuban migrants sank when it was struck Oct. 29 by a Cuban coast guard vessel.
On Nov. 1 the Archdiocese of Guayaquil will offer a Mass for children lost in miscarriage or as newborns.
Eduardo Cardet, coordinator of the Christian Liberation Movement, charged that the residents of Velasco, a town in the Cuban province of Holguín, are being threatened with jail to prevent them from continuing to participate in demonstrations.
According to a prominent human rights group, Father Enrique Martínez Gamboa is the 11th Catholic priest to be arrested and detained by the Ortega government.
For several days, thousands of migrants, many of them Venezuelans, have been arriving in the area of Colombia that lies across the Gulf of Urabá from Panama.
Hundreds of men gathered Oct. 8 in front of the Basilica of Our Lady of Lourdes in Bogotá, Colombia, to join the worldwide Men’s Rosary.
The councilwoman’s complaint accused Mayor Claudia López of not fulfilling her “constitutional and legal duties in maintaining public order.”
With the increasing number of Cubans settling in Madrid, a group of Catholics has launched the Cobijo Project to welcome and help their compatriots to integrate into Spanish society.