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A man waves a Cuban flag during a demonstration against the government of Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel in Havana, July 11, 2021. - Thousands of Cubans took part in rare protests Sunday against the communist government, marching through a town chanting "Down with the dictatorship" and "We want liberty." Credit: Adalberto Roque/AFP via Getty Images.

Priest beaten, arrested amid Cuba protests

Jul 12, 2021

By David Ramos

Father Castor Álvarez was beaten and arrested in Camagüey while he was defending young protesters amid protests of Cuba’s communist... Read more

In midst of unprecedented protests in Cuba, Christian Movement calls for free elections

Jul 11, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

On Sunday, July 11th, the Christian Liberation Movement (MCL) called on Cubans to continue to pressure Cuban communist authorities to... Read more

The flag of Venezuela.

Venezuelan archbishop: Let us demand an end to human rights violations in our country

Jul 9, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

During the Venezuelan bishops’ plenary assembly on Wednesday, the conference president said that one of the main battles that must... Read more

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Berlin, February 2017.

Petition urges Canadian PM not to slander Catholic Church over residential schools

Jul 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

More than 4,000 people have signed a petition requesting that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau cease blaming the Catholic Church... Read more

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Mexican bishop seeks priest exorcist

Jul 9, 2021

By David Ramos

Bishop José Armando Álvarez Cano of Tampico is seeking an exorcist for the diocese. Read more

Fr. Chrystian Shankar. Video capture.

Brazilian priest denounces teaching of polyamory in school

Jul 8, 2021

By ACI Digital

When Fr. Chrystian Shankar, a priest serving at the diocesan shrine dedicated to Friar Galvão in Divinopolis, learned from a... Read more

Jovenel Moïse (L) with Justin Trudeau in Lima, April 2018. Credit: Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Peru via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Haitians in Miami shocked by assassination of Jovenel Moïse

Jul 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

The administrator of the Archdiocese of Miami’s mission for Haitians said Wednesday that the community is in shock and disbelief... Read more

May 3, 2017 Deputy of the National Assembly holds a Venezuelan flag when the protest in Caracas is repressed by the Bolivarian National Guard with tear gas. Credit: Reynaldo Riobueno/Shutterstock

Venezuelan bishops to address country's situation during plenary assembly

Jul 7, 2021

By Cynthia Perez

The Venezuelan bishops’ plenary assembly, being held July 7-9, will address the country’s situation, as well as pastoral concerns. Read more

Bolivian archbishop calls for policies respecting the dignity of the human person

Jul 6, 2021

By Giselle Vargas

The Archbishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra said in his homily on Sunday that the high rate of domestic... Read more

Holy Rosary Cathedral in Regina, Canada. Credit: Grahampurse via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Bishops in Saskatchewan propose fundraising appeal for residential school survivors

Jul 6, 2021

The bishops in Saskatchewan on Saturday announced plans for a fundraising effort across the province to support survivors of residential... Read more

Sister María de Jesús Miranda. Credit: Eduardo Berdejo/ACI Prensa.

Church in Cuba celebrates nun's 75th anniversary as a religious

Jul 6, 2021

By Harumi Suzuki

The Church in Cuba offered a special Mass of thanksgiving for the 75 years of consecrated life of Sister María... Read more

An image from the Canadian pro-life group Choice42's animated video encouraging pregnant women to choose life.

Viral Video Encourages Women to Reject Abortion: ‘You Can Do This’

Jul 5, 2021

By Katie Yoder

A viral video is challenging society and the media for pressuring women to choose abortion. Its message is simple: Women... Read more

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UN accused of lies, manipulation in effort to legalize abortion in El Salvador

Jul 4, 2021

Salvadoran pro-life leader Sara Larín charged that the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights is lying... Read more

The pachamama monstrance at St. John Macias parish in Zapopan, Mexico.

Pachamama image used as monstrance in Mexican parish

Jul 3, 2021

By David Ramos

The “pachamama” or “mother earth” image which accompanied various activities during the 2019 Amazon Synod in Rome was recently used... Read more

Parents urge Chilean president to veto bill that would undermine parental authority

Jul 1, 2021

By Giselle Vargas

Pro-family organizations in Chile are urging President Sebastián Piñera to veto completely the recently passed "System of Guarantees of Children's... Read more

Fire destroys St. Jean Baptiste parish, Morinville, Alberta

Indigenous leader in Canada cautions against arsons at churches

Jul 1, 2021

By CNA Staff

A First Nations leader in Alberta released a video plea on Wednesday decrying recent “suspicious” fires at Catholic churches throughout... Read more

As coronavirus spikes in Cuba, bishop calls for prayer to end pandemic

Jul 1, 2021

By Cynthia Perez

Bishop Juan de Dios Hernández Ruiz of Pinar del Río on Wednesday called on the faithful to pray that through... Read more

The flag of Canada. Credit: Jiri Flogel/Shutterstock.

More unmarked graves discovered in Canada as church vandalism continues

Jul 1, 2021

The discovery of 182 additional undocumented graves outside a former residential school in Canada has heightened calls to boycott Canada... Read more

Faith is key in overcoming drug addiction, say former drug users

Jun 30, 2021

By Harumi Suzuki

Young people from the San José Hogar de Cristo (Saint Joseph Home of Christ) in metropolitan Buenos Aires, Argentina highlighted... Read more

Ultrasound of baby at 12 weeks

Effort underway to legalize abortion on demand in Mexico’s Hidalgo state 

Jun 30, 2021

By David Ramos

A year and a half after a similar bill was defeated in the Hidalgo state legislature in Mexico, lawmakers belonging... Read more