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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.

The Church accompanies the people in ther legitimate claims, priest says of Cuba protests

Jul 23, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

The Church is accompanying those protesting Cuba’s communist government, according to a priest of the Archdiocese of Camagüey. Read more

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro speaks at a rally in Caracas in support calling a constituent assembly, May 23, 2017.

Venezuelan president rejects Vatican letter calling for dialogue 

Jul 23, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Nicolás Maduro, the president of Venezuela, called "garbage," "poison," full of "hatred" and "cynicism" a letter that the Vatican Secretary... Read more

People demonstrate, some holding Cuban flags, during a protest against the Cuban government at Versailles Restaurant in Miami, on July 12, 2021. - Havana on Monday blamed a US "policy of economic suffocation" for unprecedented protests against Cuba's communist government as Washington pointed the finger at "decades of repression" in the one-party state. Credit: Eva Marie Uzcategui/AFP via Getty Images.

Cuban government preparing a law regulating dissidents’ defense lawyers

Jul 22, 2021

By David Ramos

Cuba’s communist government has drafted a law that would equate the role of dissidents’ defense lawyers with that of public... Read more

George Weigel.

George Weigel: Pope Francis’ Motu Proprio ‘unnecessary’ and ‘cruel’

Jul 21, 2021

In an essay published on First Things on Wednesday, July 21st, Pope John Paul II biographer described Pope Francis Motu... Read more

Members of the Knights of Columbus help to deliver supplies in Ciudad Juarez.

Mexican archbishop prays that Knights of Columbus will be generous men of action

Jul 21, 2021

By ACI Prensa

Archbishop Gustavo Rodríguez Vega of Yucatan prayed Sunday that God would make the Knights of Columbus "to be recognized as... Read more

Mahira Bergallo Brzezicki, who will compete at the 2021 Paralympics in Toyko. Courtesy photo.

She overcame adversity with faith and is heading to the Paralympics in Tokyo

Jul 21, 2021

By Giselle Vargas

Mahira Bergallo Brzezicki, 19, is an Argentine athlete who will be participating in the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, proud of... Read more

A statue of Our Lady of Charity of Cobre, patroness of Cuba.

Archbishop prays to Our Lady of Charity for youth arrested amid Cuba protests

Jul 20, 2021

By Harumi Suzuki

During Mass on Sunday the Archbishop of Santiago de Cuba prayed to Our Lady of Charity for the release of... Read more

The Metropolitan Cathedral in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Costa Rican bishops prohibit celebration of extraordinary form liturgies

Jul 20, 2021

By ACI Prensa

The Costa Rican bishops’ conference on Monday declared that no expression of the liturgy prior to that of 1970 is... Read more

The flag of Colombia.

Bishops urge the faithful to maintain hope amid Colombia protests

Jul 19, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The Colombian bishops have urged the faithful to listen to the voice of Christ and not to let the current... Read more

Seminarian Rafael Cruz Dévora

Cuba protests: Seminarian released by police

Jul 17, 2021

By ACI Prensa

Rafael Cruz Dévora, a seminarian who was arrested on Monday after participating in protests of Cuba’s communist government, was released... Read more

The Cuban flag.

Seminarian jailed amid Cuba protests

Jul 15, 2021

By Eduardo Berdejo

Rafael Cruz Dévora, a seminarian, was arrested on Monday after participating in protests of Cuba’s communist government. Read more

The former Kamloops Indian Residential School

Oblates of Mary apologize for 'deafness' in response to reports of graves at indigenous schools 

Jul 13, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate had significant responsibility for operating residential schools for Canada’s First Nations and other indigenous... Read more

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

Credit: Pro church media/Unsplash.

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