Andrés Henríquez

Andrés Henríquez

Andrés Henríquez is a Venezuelan writer specializing in religion and politics with more than five years of experience in bilingual media. He is a member of the Regnum Christi Federation.

Articles by Andrés Henríquez

Vatican official: Hundreds of millions of Christians ‘face high levels of persecution’

Jun 7, 2024 / 11:47 am

“More than 365 million Christians, approximately 1 in 7, face high levels of persecution for their faith,” Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher said.

Puerto Rico bishops’ conference issues 2024 election reflection

Jun 2, 2024 / 05:50 am

The bishops of Puerto Rico have published a pastoral message ahead of this year’s Nov. 5 elections in the U.S.

Myanmar conflict: a state of unprecedented turmoil and suffering, Cardinal Bo says

May 24, 2024 / 17:18 pm

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, archbishop of Yangon in Myanmar, says there is an “unprecedented state of turmoil and suffering, which seems to have no end.”

Conference in Rome addresses dangers of AI and child pornography

May 7, 2024 / 16:30 pm

The conference grappled with the fact that youth are increasingly exposed to platforms that contain tools “that can lead to risky behavior.”

Analysis: Jesuit sex abuse scandal in Bolivia could be used politically to repress Church

Apr 27, 2024 / 08:00 am

Journalists from ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish-language news partner, traveled to Bolivia to look into the implications of the case of Jesuit priest Alfonso Pedrajas.

Sudan civil war leaves no seminarians and almost no Catholic Church

Apr 13, 2024 / 08:30 am

The third Sudanese civil war has terribly affected the entire country but especially the local Catholic Church, according to Aid to the Church in Need.

Pastoral genius of St. John Paul II: 40 years ago, he laid foundation for World Youth Day

Apr 11, 2024 / 06:00 am

Nearly 40 years ago, an event was held in Rome that laid the foundations for what today is World Youth Day (WYD).

Crisis in Haiti worsens: Minor seminary attacked by gangs

Apr 3, 2024 / 18:30 pm

The Haitian Conference of Religious reported that a minor seminary run by the Spiritan Fathers was attacked April 1 by crime gangs.

Nicaraguan dictatorship trying to totally eradicate the faith, lawyer charges

Mar 20, 2024 / 17:30 pm

With Holy Week just a few days away, Catholics in Nicaragua are preparing for religious celebrations in the midst of ongoing persecution of the faith.

Cuban priest: ‘Communism won’t survive’ and ‘the Church will remain’

Mar 13, 2024 / 16:00 pm

In an interview with EWTN Noticias, Cuban priest Father Alberto Reyes spoke about his apostolic ministry in Camagüey province.

She left a wild lifestyle but thanks to the Virgin Mary found true happiness in God

Feb 23, 2024 / 06:00 am

After many years of superficiality and sin, Irasema Ángel experienced a conversion and turned her life over to God, crediting Our Lady of Guadalupe’s help.

New Opus Dei program ‘Youth’ hopes to answer young people’s questions

Feb 22, 2024 / 06:00 am

The “Youth” initiative is the result of the combined efforts of people from around the world.

5 ways to observe St. Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday

Feb 13, 2024 / 10:00 am

A seminarian from Chile offers couples some advice for marking both days on Feb. 14.

Did you know that Netflix has a series on Catholic relics called ‘Mysteries of the Faith’?

Feb 4, 2024 / 08:00 am

“Mysteries of Faith” is a Netflix series that explores the history and meaning of the relics of the saints and the passion of the Lord.

Catholic Church in Haiti holds day of prayer for release of 6 kidnapped nuns, others

Jan 24, 2024 / 18:00 pm

A day of prayer, meditation, and Eucharistic adoration was held Jan. 24 to intercede for the release of the people kidnapped by an armed gang.

Pope Francis recalls ‘the primary reason’ for the new edition of YouCat

Jan 23, 2024 / 16:22 pm

The full text was published yesterday by the Italian newspaper La Stampa and is titled “The Password for Joy.”

Believing in Jesus can cost you your life in these 50 countries 

Jan 22, 2024 / 07:00 am

Open Doors just released its 2024 World Persecution List, which reflects a worsening situation for Christians worldwide.

Divine Shepherdess procession in Venezuela draws 2.7 million

Jan 16, 2024 / 18:00 pm

More than 2.7 million people gathered in the city of Barquisimeto in Lara state, Venezuela, on Jan. 14 to accompany the image of the Divine Shepherdess Virgin.

Ordination of 9 new priests represents hope for Church in Nicaragua

Jan 9, 2024 / 18:00 pm

Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes of Managua, Nicaragua, on Saturday ordained nine new priests in the midst of one of the worst waves of persecution in the country.

Pope Francis: Catholic news media can’t be ‘neutral’ in the message they convey

Jan 5, 2024 / 18:30 pm

The pontiff made his remarks at a Jan. 4 audience with a delegation from the Society of Catholic Publicists of Germany on the 75th anniversary of its foundation.