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As three more hostages released in Haiti, Christian group thanks God and asks for more prayers

Dec 6, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Three more hostages from an Ohio-based Christian group were released in Haiti, leaving 12 captives of the 400 Mawozo gang.... Read more

A pro-life march in Mexico City, Oct. 3, 2021.

What would the overturning of Roe mean for Latin America?

Dec 2, 2021

By David Ramos

If the US Supreme Court were to overturn Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion across the country in 1973, what... Read more

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Chile legislature defeats bill that would have permitted elective abortion

Nov 30, 2021

By Giselle Vargas

The lower house of Chile’s legislature defeated Tuesday a bill that would have legalized elective abortion up to 14 weeks... Read more

Red paint is splashed on the cathedral of Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Members of Mujeres Creando.

Bolivian archdiocese condemns feminist violence against those protecting churches 

Nov 29, 2021

By David Ramos

The Archdiocese of Santa Cruz de la Sierra has condemned the violence perpetrated outside its cathedral by feminist demonstrators Nov.... Read more

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Bishops of Puerto Rico express their solidarity with Cuban bishops’ 'desire for freedom'

Nov 28, 2021

By ACI Prensa

The Puerto Rican Bishops’ Conference expressed its solidarity with the desire of the Cuban bishops “to be heard, for peace,... Read more

Colombian influencer Erika "Kika" Nieto

Colombian court lifts ban of video by influencer Kika affirming traditional marriage

Nov 25, 2021

By ACI Prensa

The Constitutional Court of Colombia has overturned a lower court’s decision that forced Colombian influencer Erika “Kika” Nieto to take... Read more

Blessed Sacrament Basilica in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Relic of Saint John Paul II stolen from historic basilica

Nov 22, 2021

By ACI Prensa

The rector of the Polish Catholic Mission in Argentina, Father Jorge Jacek Twarog, reported Sunday that the relic of Saint... Read more

José Antonio Kast.

Pro-life Catholic is surprise winner in first round of Chile’s presidential elections

Nov 22, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

José Antonio Kast is the son of German Catholic immigrants. Read more

The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, Mexico.

100 years ago Jesus protected Our Lady of Guadalupe in a bomb attack

Nov 20, 2021

By CNA Staff

A century ago, in 1921, there was an attack perpetrated against Our Lady of Guadalupe in the old basilica in... Read more

The flag of Nigeria on a military uniform.

Religious freedom advocates ‘appalled’ as State Department removes Nigeria from watch list

Nov 18, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Rights groups have documented thousands of killings of Nigerian Christians. Read more

Photo credit: From left to right: Servants of God Charlene Marie Richard, Auguste Robert Pelafigue, and Joseph Ira Dutton

Meet 3 Servants of God who just advanced toward sainthood

Nov 17, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Three servants of God are advancing toward sainthood: a 12-year old diagnosed with cancer who offered up her suffering, a... Read more

A protest of Cuba's communist government in Havana, July 11, 2021.

Cuban bishops back freedom of expression ahead of protests

Nov 12, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

The Cuban bishops’ conference on Thursday indicated its support for the right of citizens to express themselves freely, without fear... Read more

The Cuban flag.

Cuban priests urge authorities not to repress planned protests

Nov 11, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

A group of Cuban priests signed a letter addressed to the Cuban authorities Wednesday urging them not to use violence... Read more

Memorial in Ottawa, Canada, in tribute to 215 Indigenous children whose remains were found in unmarked graves at the site of a former residential School in Kamloops, June 1, 2021.

Pope Francis' upcoming meeting with Indigenous delegation a step toward healing, Canadian bishops say

Nov 10, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

A delegation to include 25 to 30 representatives from Canada's Indigenous populations and a small number of bishops is scheduled... Read more

The Benedictine Monastery of San Jose in Costa Rica's Diocese of Cartago, which was canonically closed Nov. 7, 2021.

Costa Rican diocese orders canonical closure of Benedictine monastery

Nov 10, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The Diocese of Cartago has ordered the canonical closure of the San José Benedictine Monastery, a diocesan foundation that had... Read more

Ballot boxes for federal elections in Mexico City, June 6, 2021.

Mexican Electoral Tribunal rules political party's pro-life ads 'offensive'

Nov 9, 2021

By David Ramos

Mexico’s Electoral Tribunal ruled Thursday that political ads against abortion and adoption by same-sex couples from the the Solidarity Encounter... Read more

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Child of raped minor in Bolivia dies shortly after forced delivery at 24 weeks

Nov 8, 2021

By David Ramos

The child of a pregnant 11-year-old rape victim in Bolivia died several hours after his birth on Saturday. The mother... Read more

Red paint is splashed on the cathedral of Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Members of Mujeres Creando.

Bolivian lay council repudiates attacks on the Church, demands government restoration of order

Nov 3, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

The president of the Jurisdictional Council of Laity of the Archdiocese of Santa Cruz de la Sierra in Bolivia, Abdel... Read more

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Planned Parenthood grant recipient in Peru loses in court in attempt to silence ACI Prensa

Nov 2, 2021

By David Ramos

Promsex, an organization that promotes the decriminalization of abortion in Peru, lost in court in its attempt to silence ACI... Read more

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Twelve bishops under investigation by Church in Mexico for covering up sexual abuse 

Nov 2, 2021

By David Ramos

Archbishop Franco Coppola, the apostolic nuncio to Mexico, said that to date there are 12 bishops being investigated by the... Read more