Julieta Villar

Julieta Villar

Julieta Villar has a degree in social communication from the National University of La Matanza (Argentina). She began her professional career as an editor at the Argentine Catholic Information Agency (AICA). She has collaborated in graphic press media and communication tasks in civil society organizations. Since October 2022, she has been part of the ACI Prensa team as a correspondent for Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Uruguay.

Articles by Julieta Villar

Pending decision by human rights court threatens to legalize abortion throughout Latin America

Nov 30, 2023 / 05:50 am

The abortion lobby has seized on the case of Beatriz, a Salvadoran woman who was seriously ill and pregnant with a fatally disabled child.

Pope Francis sends rosary to president-elect Milei of Argentina

Nov 27, 2023 / 18:00 pm

The Office of the President-Elect of Argentina confirmed on X that the country’s new president, Javier Milei, received a rosary from Pope Francis on Nov. 24.

Pope Francis congratulates president-elect Milei of Argentina in phone call

Nov 21, 2023 / 18:20 pm

Pope Francis contacted the president-elect of Argentina, Javier Milei, to congratulate him on his victory in Sunday’s runoff presidential election.

Bolivian Bishops’ Conference criticizes 5-hour interrogation of fellow bishop in abuse case

Nov 15, 2023 / 09:00 am

The Bolivian Bishops’ Conference expressed its solidarity and closeness to the bishop of San Ignacio de Velasco, Robert Flock, saying he “was a victim.”

Chilean archbishop expresses pain, shame over fire that killed 14 migrants

Nov 10, 2023 / 18:40 pm

The tragedy occurred Nov. 6 in a house built with pallet wood and tin roofing in a camp where families of Venezuelan migrants live in precarious conditions.

More than 40,000 young people make pilgrimage to Virgin of Rio Blanco shrine in Argentina

Nov 3, 2023 / 18:30 pm

Last weekend more than 40,000 young people turned out for a pilgrimage to the shrine of the Virgin of Río Blanco and Paypaya in Argentina.

After elections, bishops of Ecuador call for building together the common good

Oct 18, 2023 / 18:00 pm

In their statement titled “Building together the common good,” the Ecuadorian Bishops’ Conference noted that “what matters is the homeland.”

Pastor of only Catholic church in Gaza: ‘Never have we seen things like this time’

Oct 10, 2023 / 09:30 am

Father Gabriel Romanelli expressed his gratitude for the closeness, concern, and prayers, along with the “hundreds of messages” he receives every day.

Bolivian prosecutors ask Vatican for reports on ‘irregularities’ regarding abuse scandal

Oct 3, 2023 / 10:15 am

A prosecutor told local media that the information they are requesting are the reports provincials of the Society of Jesus would normally send to the Vatican.

Argentine archdiocese issues statement on healing ministry Messi’s mom, brother attended

Oct 2, 2023 / 12:10 pm

The activity drew national attention a few weeks ago when the mother and brother of soccer player Lionel Messi participated in one of the meetings.

40 countries to participate in Men’s Rosary on Oct. 7

Sep 27, 2023 / 18:40 pm

The initiative originated in Poland and Ireland in 2018 and in just a few years has spread to other nations on different dates.

Argentine bishops’ commission opposes government’s technical assistance to sex workers

Sep 21, 2023 / 18:50 pm

The bishops warned that the agreement “fails to comply with the abolitionist legal framework of the Argentine state” that abolishes prostitution or trafficking.

Argentine bishops hold day of prayer, reflection against human trafficking

Sep 19, 2023 / 18:00 pm

“Human trafficking does serious ... injury to the dignity of the human person,” Bishop Oscar Ojea said. “The person is treated as a useful and disposable object.”

Regnum Christi responds to accusations of sexual abuse of former women members

Sep 11, 2023 / 16:30 pm

In the letter, about 30 former members of the movement expressed their backing for a civil lawsuit filed in June against the Legionaries of Christ.

Bishop warns about ‘hard times’ Argentina is going through

Sep 7, 2023 / 16:30 pm

“Drugs kill and poison the family,” the prelate said, noting that “there is no effective response from the state” and the public health system “is overwhelmed.”

Chapel in Argentina vandalized; bishop calls for acts of reparation

Sep 1, 2023 / 16:30 pm

Bishop Héctor Zordán said the damage inflicted was a criminal act motivated by the intent to “desecrate the sacred place and its contents, rather than theft.”

Church in Bolivia criticizes excesses of raids on Jesuits in sexual abuse cases

Aug 30, 2023 / 16:45 pm

The Bolivian bishops questioned the procedures carried out “under the rationale ... to collect evidence” in cases of alleged sexual abuse of minors.

Exiled Nicaraguan opposition leader to help make criminal case against Daniel Ortega

Aug 30, 2023 / 16:00 pm

Félix Maradiaga’s visit is part of a strategy to consolidate international pressure against the Sandinista dictatorship in Nicaragua.

Jesuit provincial in Bolivia says he would not have entered order if he knew about abuse

Aug 17, 2023 / 16:40 pm

Father Bernardo Mercado was interviewed recently by the special commission for the investigation of sexual abuse in ecclesial environments.

Prosecutor in Bolivia asks for Church’s cooperation in clerical sexual abuse cases

Jul 31, 2023 / 10:30 am

The prosecutor for Chuquisaca asked the Archdiocese of Cochabamba for the names of the Jesuit provincials during the years 1999, 2000, and 2001.