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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

Protests in Granada, Nicaragua, April 29, 2018.

Church asks people to vote their conscience in Nicaraguan general election

Oct 25, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The Nicaraguan bishops’ conference called Thursday on citizens to act freely and to vote according to their conscience as the... Read more

St. Jose Sanchez del Rio banner in St. Peter's Square, Oct. 16, 2016.

St José Sánchez del Río's witness highlighted at Mexican Martyrs Shrine statue dedication

Oct 18, 2021

By David Ramos

At the dedication of the statue of Saint José Sánchez del Río at Guadalajara’s Martyrs Shrine, the city’s archbishop highlighted... Read more

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American missionaries reported abducted in Haiti

Oct 17, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A group of 17 missionaries and family members were abducted in Haiti on Saturday, the New York Times first reported.... Read more

The Martyrs of Zenta.

Argentine bishops welcome Vatican recognition of priests' 1683 martyrdom

Oct 15, 2021

By Giselle Vargas

Bishops in Argentina have welcomed the promulgation of a decree by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints that regards... Read more

Pope John Paul I in an undated file photo.

This is the miracle that paved the way for John Paul I’s beatification

Oct 13, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has officially recognized the miracle, which took place in his homeland. Read more

Our Lady of Fatima.

Fatima visionary predicted 'final battle' would be over marriage, family

Oct 13, 2021

By CNA Staff

Sister Lucia dos Santos, one of the three children who witnessed the Marian apparitions at Fatima, died in 2005. But... Read more

Mattheus (left) holds a photo of Carlo Acutis (right), whose prayers are attributed with the boy's healing.

The miracle attributed to Carlo Acutis' prayers

Oct 12, 2021

By CNA Staff

The beatification of Carlo Acutis took place Oct. 10, 2020 after a miracle attributed to his prayers and the grace... Read more

Our Lady of the Pillar

Why Our Lady of the Pillar is the patroness of Spain and the Americas

Oct 12, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

Our Lady of the Pillar (officially in Spanish, Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Zaragoza) is recognized as the first Marian... Read more

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Euthanization of non-terminally ill Colombian woman canceled

Oct 11, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

The euthanization of a Martha Liria Sepúlveda Campo, a 51-year-old woman with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, was cancelled, the Colombian Pain... Read more