Americas News

Father Luis Enrique Guillén.

Costa Rican priest shares his journey from intelligence agent to the Catholic priesthood

Feb 1, 2023

By CNA Staff

“I can openly say that nothing I gained before compares to what God has given me in this ministry,” said... Read more

One car was damaged after an accident on a road in Mexico, witnessed by Father Salvador Nuño, who stopped to ask if the man in the car needed help. The man made a surprising request: “I want to confess.”

Mexico priest recounts ‘amazing’ confession of accident victim he stopped to help

Jan 31, 2023

By CNA Staff

Father Salvador Nuño, a Legionary of Christ priest who serves in Monterrey, Mexico, shared the story on Facebook Jan. 27. Read more

Bishop Rolando Álvarez of Matagalpa, Nicaragua.

Exiled priest says bishop on trial in Nicaragua created secret human rights office

Jan 30, 2023

By CNA Staff

Father Uriel Vallejos recounted how the Bishop Rolando Álvarez opened the office to help those persecuted after anti-government protests in... Read more

Riot policemen clash with demonstrators during a protest in Lima on Jan. 24, 2023.

Five things to know about the violence racking Peru

Jan 26, 2023

By CNA Staff

Violent protests have been taking place for more than a month in different regions of Peru and have claimed at... Read more

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Bishop remembers slain journalists in Mexico on feast day of their patron saint

Jan 25, 2023

By CNA Staff

According to the National Human Rights Commission of Mexico, between 2000 and 2018, a total of 134 journalists were murdered. Read more

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Church in Bolivia denounces ‘perverted curriculum’ with gender ideology for children

Jan 24, 2023

By CNA Staff

Father Pedro Flores pointed out that the content, which will be taught to children under 6, “is a perverted curriculum,... Read more

Bishop Rolando Álvarez.

Prosecution accused of fabricating witnesses for trial of Nicaraguan bishop

Jan 23, 2023

By CNA Staff

An exiled priest and a human rights defender charge that the dictatorship of President Daniel Ortega is manipulating and “fabricating”... Read more

Father Oscar Benavidez was found guilty of two crimes on Jan. 16, 2023.

Meet the priest the Nicaraguan dictatorship wants to put away for eight years

Jan 21, 2023

By CNA Staff

Father Oscar Benavidez was found guilty of two crimes at a Jan. 16 trial riddled with irregularities and consisting of... Read more

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Petition denounces ‘direct persecution’ of pregnancy center by Mexico City health department

Jan 20, 2023

By CNA Staff

An online petition charges that the Mexico City Ministry of Health “is trying to take away all the vans of... Read more

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Four Latin American countries among the top 50 most dangerous in the world for Christians

Jan 19, 2023

By CNA Staff

According to the study, Colombia is the most dangerous country for Christians in the Americas and ranks 22nd worldwide. Read more

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Priest warns of dangers of social media after 12-year-old girl records her suicide

Jan 18, 2023

By CNA Staff

“I think it’s important to let ourselves be ‘hit hard’ by these stories, and that it not come off as... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI.

Brazilian bishop authorizes prayer for private devotion to Benedict XVI

Jan 18, 2023

By CNA Staff

“As children of the Church we must pray and ask God for his eternal rest in heaven,” the prelate said... Read more

Unidentified individuals on Jan. 15, 2023, desecrated the Blessed Sacrament in Our Lady of the Abandoned Catholic Church in Managua, the capital of Nicaragua.

Blessed Sacrament desecrated in church in Nicaragua

Jan 18, 2023

By CNA Staff

Unidentified individuals on Jan. 15 desecrated the Blessed Sacrament in a Catholic church in Managua, the capital of Nicaragua. Read more

St. Michael the Archangel.

Thief steals St. Michael statue from church, trips, and is injured by the angel’s sword

Jan 17, 2023

By CNA Staff

A drunken thief was injured after falling on the sword of a statue of St. Michael the Archangel that he... Read more

Father Oscar Benavidez.

Nicaraguan priest found guilty, sentenced to eight years in prison for ‘conspiracy’

Jan 17, 2023

By CNA Staff

A judge found Father Oscar Benavidez Dávila guilty of the crimes of “conspiracy to undermine national security and sovereignty” and... Read more

Gustavo Petro, president of Colombia.

Church in Colombia says government announcement of supposed cease-fire was a ‘great defeat’

Jan 17, 2023

By CNA Staff

The Archdiocese of Bogotá published an editorial Jan. 11 criticizing the president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, for announcing a supposed... Read more

The crucifix depicting the 12th station of South America's largest Stations of the Cross in Tandil, Buenos Aires Province, in Argentina.

South America’s largest Stations of the Cross turns 80

Jan 14, 2023

By CNA Staff

The largest Stations of the Cross in South America, located in the city of Tandil in the Buenos Aires province... Read more

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was elected pope on March 13, 2013.

Church in Argentina to celebrate 10th anniversary of Pope Francis’ election to papacy

Jan 12, 2023

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, then archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was elected pontiff on March 13, 2013. Read more

Protesters clash with members of the Peruvian riot police during a demonstration in the city of Cusco, Peru, on Jan. 11, 2023.

Church in Peru condemns murder of police officer burned alive: ‘No more deaths!’

Jan 11, 2023

By CNA Staff

The confrontations between protesters and law enforcement began after then President Pedro Castillo on Dec. 7, 2022, declared a state... Read more

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Argentina pro-life pregnancy service falsely accused of holding minor ‘captive’

Jan 11, 2023

By CNA Staff

Pro-life organization Grávida Santa Fe explained that the minor and her mother, who during this week were helped by Grávida,... Read more