Following a report that documented the serial sexual abuse committed in Bolivia by a Jesuit priest, new accusations have been made against other priests.
Bishop Eugenio Cóter, head of the Communication Commission of the Bolivian Bishops’ Conference, said in a radio interview that optional celibacy could be a “helpful element” in preventing sexual abuse.
After nine years without priestly ordinations, the Diocese of Alto Valle de Río Negro in Argentina celebrated the ordination of Father Alexis Oser, 27.
An investigation by the newspaper El Pais revealed that Spanish Jesuit priest Alfonso Pedrajas Moreno sexually abused as many as 85 boys and adolescents.
Pilgrims came this past weekend to the village of Villa de la Quebrada in central Argentina to bring their intentions and fulfill their promises to Christ.
Police officers, officials, family members, and the faithful bid their last farewell to 1st Cpl. Daniel Rodrigo Palma Yáñez at a Mass in Rancagua, Chile.
Auxiliary Bishop Pedro Fuentes of La Paz, Bolivia, charged that ideologies are being imposed on Bolivian society, especially in education.
The attack occurred March 14 in Córdoba, Argentina, where Father Mariano Oberlin runs an addiction rehabilitation center.