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Nathan de Brito and Pope Francis at World Youth Day 2013 (L) Nathan de Brito and Bishop Joaquim Wladimir Lopes Dias en 2021 (R). Facebook de Mons. Joaquim Wladimir Lopes Dias

Boy who embraced pope during WYD in Rio is now a young man discerning religious life

Jan 5, 2022

By Cynthia Perez

During World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, in 2013, a boy made his way through the crowd to hug... Read more

Archbishop Carlos Castillo Mattasoglio of Lima, Peru

Archbishop of Lima says Jesus died as a layman and without offering a sacrifice

Dec 26, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Archbishop Carlos Castillo Mattasoglio of Lima, Peru, has yet to clarify remarks he made in a pre-Christmas Mass that contradict... Read more

The Monserrate Home is administered by the sisters of the Congregation of the Servants of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Poor in Colombia.

Colombian bishop repudiates shocking abuse of boy at home run by nuns

Dec 23, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The Bishop of Zipaquirá, Colombia, Héctor Cubillos Peña, expressed his “deep pain and his firm repudiation” of the “serious mistreatment”... Read more

Gabriel Boric, who won the 2021 Chilean presidential election, speaks after a candidates' debate, Oct. 10, 2021.

Archbishop asks president-elect Boric to recognize Chile's 'religious soul'

Dec 21, 2021

By Giselle Vargas

Archbishop Fernando Natalio Chomali Garib of Concepción has expressed his hope that Gabriel Boric Font, Chile’s president elect, "will recognize... Read more

A Posada in San Felipe, Mexico, on Dec. 19, 2021.

Piñatas, Posadas and other Christ-centered Mexican Christmas traditions

Dec 21, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Here’s what happens during the 9-day Mexican Christmas tradition called ‘las Posadas.’ Read more

Gabriel Boric, who won the 2021 Chilean presidential election, speaks after a candidates' debate, Oct. 10, 2021.

Pro-life candidate defeated by pro-abortion rival Gabriel Boric in Chile's presidential election

Dec 20, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

José Antonio Kast, a lawyer and pro-life Catholic politician, conceded defeat Dec. 19 to leftist candidate Gabriel Boric, a proponent... Read more

President Alejandro Giammattei of Guatemala speaks during on online event organized by The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 6, 2021.

Guatemala to be declared 'Ibero-American Pro-Life Capital'

Dec 16, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

The Family Matters Association of Guatemala (AFI) welcomed the recent announcement by President Alejandro Giammattei that the country will be... Read more

Seminarians of the San Rafael, Argentina, seminary.

New placements announced for seminarians after controversial closure of seminary in Argentina

Dec 16, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Protests erupted last year when a highly regarded seminary in Argentina was shut down by the Vatican, with little explanation.... Read more

Camilo Daza airport in the city of Cúcuta, Venezuela.

Bishops mourn deaths of two police officers killed in terrorist attack at Colombia airport

Dec 15, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Bishop Víctor Manuel Ochoa Cadavid of the Military Ordinariate of Colombia expressed his sorrow and solidarity following the Dec. 14... Read more

Forty-five priests and four bishops in Venezuela have died from COVID-19 as of December 2021, the Venezuela bishops' conference has reported.

Venezuela bishops: 45 priests and four bishops have died from COVID-19 since start of pandemic

Dec 15, 2021

By Cynthia Perez

The bishops conference of Venezuela has released a report showing the heavy toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on its clergy. Read more

Congressman Guillermo Bermejo

Congressman with alleged terrorism ties backs effort to decriminalize abortion in Peru

Dec 14, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

A Peruvian congressman who is being investigated for ties to the Shining Path terrorist organization is supporting a new bill... Read more

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.

Nearly 2 million pilgrims visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City

Dec 13, 2021

By David Ramos

Almost 2 million pilgrims visited the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City between Dec. 1 and her... Read more

A procession in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Dec. 12, 2021 in a small town in the Mexican state of Guanajuato.

PHOTOS: Our Lady of Guadalupe celebrations in a small town in Mexico

Dec 12, 2021

By Courtney Mares

For the past 15 days, the town has held rosary processions through the streets each day at 6 a.m. in... Read more

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How the blind can 'see' Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico

Dec 11, 2021

By CNA Staff

Just inside the entrance to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City is a small area with... Read more

Mexican national guard officers work in the area where a trucked rolled over after a traffic accident that killed migrants from Central America, Dec. 9, 2021 in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico. A truck accident leaves at least 49 people dead and dozens injured according to authorities. Most of the victims are believed to be migrants from Central American who were travelling on a truck that rolled over and crashed into a pedestrian bridge.

Catholic leaders offer prayers after Mexico truck crash kills at least 54

Dec 10, 2021

By Mercedes De La Torre

Pope Francis has expressed his closeness to the victims of Thursday’s traffic accident in Mexico’s Chiapas state that caused the... Read more

Photo courtesy of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

What makes the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe so mysterious? EWTN documentary takes a look

Dec 10, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

The most-visited Marian shrine in the world is in Mexico City, and houses what is perhaps the most mysterious Catholic... Read more

The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, Mexico.

Fact or fiction? Nine popular myths about Our Lady of Guadalupe

Dec 10, 2021

By David Ramos

In the 500 years since Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared, the image of Our Lady has become the subject of... Read more

Inauguration of the plaque for the centenary at St. Ann parish in Camaguey, Cuba, Dec. 6, 2021.

Salesian women's institute celebrates 100th anniversary of arrival in Cuba

Dec 9, 2021

By Harumi Suzuki

The Daughters of Mary Help of Christians Institute dedicated a commemorative plaque Dec. 6 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of... Read more

Same-sex wedding cake.

Chile legalizes same-sex marriage

Dec 9, 2021

By Giselle Vargas

Chile’s National Congress passed Dec. 7 a bill legalizing same-sex marriage that in June received the backing of President Sebastián... Read more

Relic of the tilma of the Virgin of Guadalupe in the cathedral chapel in Los Angeles. Courtesy of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

The US archdiocese with a relic of the original Guadalupe image

Dec 9, 2021

By ACI Prensa

Millions of pilgrims travel each year to see the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. In one... Read more