Abel Camasca

Abel Camasca

Abel Camasca is a journalist of ACI Prensa. He was born in Pisco, Peru, and studied communications at the University of Lima. For several years he was the producer of the TV program EWTN Noticias in Spanish and responsible of the radio show Más que noticias on Radio Católica Mundial. He is a member of the Salesian Family.

Articles by Abel Camasca

What is hell like? Check out these visions received by Catholic saints

Jan 27, 2024 / 07:00 am

In the history of the Catholic Church various saints and blesseds have described what hell is like and even exactly where “bad Christians” would go.

Don Bosco’s successor: Young people need gentleness and love to fulfill their dreams

Jan 9, 2024 / 08:00 am

Cardinal Ángel Fernández Artime encouraged fostering young people’s dreams but “not with blows,” just as Christ himself asked the Salesians’ founder.

Salesian priest stabbed to death in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Dec 15, 2023 / 18:45 pm

The Salesian News Agency reported the murder of Father Léopold Feyen in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on Dec. 12.

Brazilian mom fined for homeschooling her son and instilling Christian values

Aug 17, 2023 / 16:20 pm

The local prosecutor’s office began legal proceedings against the mother for failing to enroll her minor child in the school system.

Six Jesuits reportedly under investigation for cover-up of sexual abuse in Bolivia

Jun 7, 2023 / 15:00 pm

In addition to allegations of the sexual abuse of minors by a number of deceased Jesuits in Bolivia, six others are now reportedly under investigation.

Bishops of Bolivia admit to having caused ‘deep pain’ to victims of sex abuse

May 25, 2023 / 15:30 pm

In a May 24 statement, the Bolivian Bishops’ Conference reported that it had received the visit of Msgr. Jordi Bertomeu, a Vatican official.

Jesuit provincial in Bolivia admits mistakes were made in dealing with sex abuse cases

May 24, 2023 / 11:15 am

The Jesuit provincial in Bolivia, Father Bernardo Mercado, admitted that his religious order made mistakes in handling cases of sexual abuse.

Vatican expert to go to Bolivia to examine the progress being made in sex abuse prevention

May 23, 2023 / 15:01 pm

Monsignor Jordi Bertomeu of the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith previously investigated sexual abuse in the Church in Chile.

Carmelite priest arrested, others accused in Bolivia on sex abuse charges

May 22, 2023 / 15:45 pm

In the midst of allegations of sexual abuse against Jesuit priests in Bolivia, a Carmelite priest was arrested recently by the authorities.

Here’s the prayer of a journalist saint before he died for freedom of the Catholic press

May 6, 2023 / 11:00 am

St. Titus Brandsma was a Carmelite priest whose efforts cost him his life at the hands of the Nazi regime.

Which countries in the Americas do not celebrate Holy Week?

Apr 6, 2023 / 13:45 pm

Many countries declare holidays for the faithful to participate in Holy Week activities, but not all nations in the Americas officially celebrate it.

How the Salesians are helping youth in Syria, a country in its 12th year of civil war

Mar 16, 2023 / 17:30 pm

March 15 marked the 12th year of civil war in Syria, where bombs, poverty, and earthquakes have destroyed the country.

Feminists in Latin America attack Catholic churches on International Women’s Day

Mar 10, 2023 / 16:30 pm

Some feminist groups used International Women’s Day to vandalize Catholic churches and public buildings in Latin American countries.

Panama archbishop trusts talks will solve protests over fuel prices

Jul 15, 2022 / 17:50 pm

"I believe in the good will of all of us Panamanians and there is no other tool to find solutions than dialogue," Archbishop José Domingo Ulloa Mendieta of Panama told the local press at the start of the process of the talks to end the protests against the government over increases in the price of fuel and food.