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

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.

Archbishop laments 10,000 people have died waiting for medical care in Chile

Jul 25, 2023 / 16:30 pm

During the first four months of this year, 9,139 patients in the public system have died in Chile while waiting for a consultation with a medical specialist.

Priests lug in supplies to help flood victims in Chile

Jul 21, 2023 / 07:00 am

Thousands of people had to be evacuated due to the flooding of the Maule River from heavy rains that poured down on southern Chile.

1,000 Chilean college students go out on mission projects during their winter break

Jul 19, 2023 / 14:30 pm

One thousand students from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile set off July 14 for missions projects over their winter break.

Argentine priest is Pope Francis’ new personal secretary

Jul 18, 2023 / 15:30 pm

Pope Francis has appointed a priest from the Buenos Aires Archdiocese, Father Daniel Pellizzon, 40, to act as his personal secretary.

Bolivia’s attorney general accuses Jesuits of obstructing sex abuse investigation

Jul 14, 2023 / 16:00 pm

The Bolivian attorney general’s office had received a copy of the diary from the Society of Jesus in Bolivia but charged that it contained “gaps.”

Sex abuse scandal in Bolivia: Who had the Jesuit priest’s diary, and when?

Jul 11, 2023 / 16:00 pm

The personal diary of the Jesuit priest Alfonso “Pica” Pedrajas, who died in 2009, has been at the center of a sexual abuse scandal in Bolivia. 

Caritas Chile launches campaign to aid victims of heavy rains, flooding

Jun 28, 2023 / 09:00 am

The area has been inundated with heavy rains, causing the Maule River to overflow with at least two deaths and almost 10,000 people evacuated.

Argentine archdiocese to study statue of the Sorrowful Virgin that allegedly shed tears

Jun 14, 2023 / 15:00 pm

The alleged event happened on the evening of June 9 after Mass and a blessing for healing.

New accusations of sexual abuse against Jesuits in Bolivia

May 17, 2023 / 13:25 pm

Following a report that documented the serial sexual abuse committed in Bolivia by a Jesuit priest, new accusations have been made against other priests.

In wake of the clerical pederasty scandal in Bolivia, bishop says he favors optional celibacy for priests

May 15, 2023 / 07:51 am

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 ordinations, Argentine diocese has a new priest. Here’s his story

May 14, 2023 / 08:00 am

After nine years without priestly ordinations, the Diocese of Alto Valle de Río Negro in Argentina celebrated the ordination of Father Alexis Oser, 27.

Bolivian bishops express pain over serial sexual abuse by Jesuit priest

May 10, 2023 / 16:35 pm

An investigation by the newspaper El Pais revealed that Spanish Jesuit priest Alfonso Pedrajas Moreno sexually abused as many as 85 boys and adolescents.

More than 134,000 make pilgrimage to venerate renowned crucifix in Argentina

May 2, 2023 / 16:30 pm

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.

Chile bishop asks faithful not to yield to hatred after third policeman killed in a month

Apr 11, 2023 / 17:30 pm

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.

Bolivian bishop warns that ideologies in education harm society

Mar 23, 2023 / 10:35 am

Auxiliary Bishop Pedro Fuentes of La Paz, Bolivia, charged that  ideologies are being imposed on Bolivian society, especially in education.