Americas News

Funeral of Fathers Javier Campos Morales, SJ, and Joaquín César Mora Salazar, SJ, in June 2022.

Jesuits in Mexico issue statement on the death of alleged murderer of two priests

Mar 29, 2023

By Ana Paula Morales

Jesuit Father Luis Gerardo Moro Madrid said the alleged murder of José Noriel Portillo is not a reason to celebrate. Read more

Thousands participated in the March for Life in Lima, Peru, on Saturday, March 25, 2023.

Latin America celebrates Day of the Unborn Child with pro-life marches in several countries

Mar 28, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

March 25 is celebrated as the Day of the Unborn Child in Latin America, and large pro-life marches were held... Read more

Bishop Rolando Álvarez of Matagalpa, Nicaragua.

Nicaraguans respond to ‘staged’ prison interview with Bishop Álvarez

Mar 28, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

El 19 Digital released photos and a video of Bishop Rolando Álvarez, who was visited by a brother and sister... Read more

Bishop Rolando Álvarez in "La Modelo" prison, March 25, 2023.

Imprisoned Nicaraguan Bishop Álvarez appears in video posted by dictatorship

Mar 27, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

El 19 Digital posted a video of Bishop Rolando Álvarez, sentenced to 26 years in prison, in which he shares... Read more

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Bolivian bishop warns that ideologies in education harm society

Mar 23, 2023

By Julieta Villar

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

Archbishop Ángel Sixto Rossi.

Archbishop denounces attack on home for young drug addicts in Argentina

Mar 23, 2023

By Julieta Villar

The attack occurred March 14 in Córdoba, Argentina, where Father Mariano Oberlin runs an addiction rehabilitation center. Read more

Destruction in the art show at the Rector’s Office of the National University of Cuy in Argentina on March 20, 2023.

Argentine archdiocese repudiates destruction of blasphemous art exhibition

Mar 21, 2023

By CNA Staff

The Archdiocese of Mendoza, Argentina, repudiated the acts of violence that took place Monday afternoon against an art exhibition offensive... Read more

The Vatican flag and the dome of St. Peter's Basilica.

The last diplomat from the Vatican leaves Nicaragua

Mar 20, 2023

By Eduardo Berdejo

The chargé d'affaires of the Apostolic Nunciature in Nicaragua, Monsignor Marcel Diouf, left the Central American country March 17. Read more

Triplets María Gorete dos Santos, María de Lourdes dos Santos, and María Aparecida dos Santos, 57, are all nuns belonging to the Franciscan Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Called by God from childhood, triplets from Brazil belong to the same religious order

Mar 16, 2023

By CNA Staff

María Gorete dos Santos, María de Lourdes dos Santos, and María Aparecida dos Santos, 57, belong to the Franciscan Congregation... Read more

Fire in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Chapel belonging to St. Francis of Assisi Parish in the village of Selva Oscura, Chile, March 13, 2023.

Church in Chile says ‘no to the violence’ following arson attack by indigenous militants

Mar 15, 2023

By CNA Staff

The statement from the Diocese of Temuco came after a March 13 fire destroyed the Sacred Heart of Jesus chapel... Read more

Young pro-life people paint a mural with messages opposing surrogate motherhood in Mexico.

Pro-lifers in Mexico call for ban on surrogate motherhood

Mar 14, 2023

By Ana Paula Morales

The Steps for Life platform in Mexico called for legislation against surrogate motherhood, known in Spanish as “rent-a-womb.” Read more

Sister María del Carmen, a Mexican Combonian missionary who served in Sudan.

Mexican religious sister tells how Christians live in Sudan, a Muslim-majority country

Mar 14, 2023

By Ana Paula Morales

Sister María del Carmen Galicia stressed that “peaceful coexistence” is possible between the followers of Islam and Christianity. Read more

The faithful in Nicaragua participate in a pilgrimage in support of the bishops, July 28, 2018.

Report: Nicaragua to close Vatican embassy in Managua, Nicaraguan embassy to Holy See

Mar 13, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The request to close the two embassies follows just days after Pope Francis likened Nicaragua’s Sandinista government to Nazi Germany. Read more

Feminist groups attacked the metropolitan cathedral in Mexico on March 8, 2023.

Feminists in Latin America attack Catholic churches on International Women’s Day

Mar 10, 2023

By Abel Camasca

Some feminist groups used International Women’s Day to vandalize Catholic churches and public buildings in Latin American countries. Read more

Damage to the neighborhood near the Melkite Greek Catholic Church in Aleppo, Syria

Priest laments that economic sanctions are preventing post-war recovery and reconstruction in Syria

Mar 9, 2023

By Ana Paula Morales

"The economic blockade is causing great suffering today," said Father Hugo Alaniz, an Argentine missionary of the Institute of the... Read more

President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua

Ortega shuts down Catholic aid organization Caritas Nicaragua

Mar 9, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The charity provided food for the country’s poorest people, donations of crutches and prostheses, delivered medicines at low cost, among... Read more

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega

Dictatorship in Nicaragua dissolves John Paul II Catholic University

Mar 9, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

In a new blow to the Church in Nicaragua, the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega has ordered the legal status of... Read more

Bishop Rolando Álvarez.

Whereabouts of imprisoned Nicaraguan bishop are unknown

Mar 8, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

“We know that no one who is in the conditions which the bishop is in can be well,” Nicaraguan lawyer... Read more

Bishop Rolando Álvarez of the Diocese of Matagalpa, Nicaragua.

UN calls on Nicaragua to free Bishop Álvarez and other political prisoners

Mar 7, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has called on the Nicaraguan dictatorship to release Bishop... Read more

Cathedral of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.

Mexican bishops condemn police pursuit, violent arrest of migrants on cathedral grounds

Mar 6, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The Ciudad Juárez Cathedral has long been one of the places where migrants are received, as the city sits on... Read more