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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

The United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland.

Senators mark 1st anniversary of declaration rejecting push to declare abortion an ‘international right’

Nov 2, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Geneva Consensus Declaration was signed by 32 countries on Oct. 22, 2020. Read more

Acts of vandalism at the Bolivian bishops' conference in La Paz, Oct. 27, 2021.

Bolivia's People's Ombudsman led march that attacked offices of bishops' conference

Oct 29, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

Bolivia’s People’s Ombudsman, Nadia Cruz, together with officials from her office, led a Wednesday march to the offices of the... Read more

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Colombian judge orders that non-terminally ill woman must be permitted euthanasia

Oct 28, 2021

By ACI Prensa

A Colombian judge ordered Wednesday that euthanasia procedures be resumed for Martha Liria Sepúlveda Campo, a 51-year-old woman with amyotrophic... Read more

Pope Francis gives an Angelus address, Oct. 24, 2021.

Canada's bishops hope papal visit will aid 'reconciliation and healing'

Oct 27, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Catholic, secular, and tribal leaders throughout Canada reacted with mixed emotions to the news that Pope Francis would likely be... Read more

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Canadian diocese requires COVID-19 vaccination to attend Mass

Oct 26, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

A Catholic diocese in Canada will be requiring proof of vaccination and identity verification for anyone 12 or older to... Read more