Americas News

A Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish procession honoring the patroness of Cuba on Sept. 7, 2023.

More Holy Week processions prohibited in Cuba

Mar 28, 2024

By Diego López Marina

The regime of President Miguel Díaz-Canel in Cuba has prohibited several Holy Week processions in different cities of the country. Read more


Canadian judge grants 27-year-old autistic woman’s request for assisted suicide

Mar 28, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The woman’s father argued against the decision, saying that his daughter “is generally healthy.” Read more

Based on his extensive apostolate on the internet, Dominican friar Nelson Medina offers several tips.

5 tips for evangelizing on social media

Mar 28, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Friar Nelson Medina, a Dominican known for his extensive apostolate on the internet, offers five tips for Catholics to do... Read more

Archbishop Alfredo José Espinoza Mateus of Quito presided over a solemn Mass in the Basilica of the National Vow in the Ecuadorian capital to renew the country's consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

‘Everything is yours!’: Ecuador renews its consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Mar 27, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

On March 25, Monday of Holy Week, Ecuador renewed its historic consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, first carried... Read more

Archbishop Dionisio Guillermo García of Santiago de Cuba prays before an image of Mary in the Basilica National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Charity on March 24, 2024.

Cuban archbishop makes emotional plea to Virgin Mary for electricity, food, and freedom 

Mar 26, 2024

By Diego López Marina

The archbishop of Santiago de Cuba, Dionisio Guillermo García, offered a lengthy prayer before the nation’s patroness, the Virgin of... Read more

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de l’Assomption in Cap-Haitien, Haiti

Haiti’s Catholic bishops issue urgent appeal for end to violence

Mar 22, 2024

By Diego López Marina

Amid the violence racking the country, the Haitian Bishops’ Conference has issued an urgent call for an end to the... Read more

Rosa María Payá coordinates the pro-Cuba democracy platform Cuba Decide. She is the daughter of the revered late Catholic Cuban dissident Oswaldo Payá.

‘Cuba Decides’ initiative says Cubans are ready to transition to democracy

Mar 21, 2024

By Eduardo Berdejo

The Cuba Decides initiative is calling on the international community to support the country’s peaceful transition to democracy. Read more

Nicaraguan Vice President Rosario Murillo (left) and her husband, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega

Nicaraguan dictatorship trying to totally eradicate the faith, lawyer charges

Mar 20, 2024

By Andrés Henríquez

With Holy Week just a few days away, Catholics in Nicaragua are preparing for religious celebrations in the midst of... Read more

Sister Inah Canabarro and her nephew Kléber Canabarro.

World’s oldest nun is 115-year-old Brazilian

Mar 20, 2024

By Nathália Queiroz

“My secret, my great secret, is to pray,” says Sister Inah Canabarro Lucas, the oldest nun in the world at... Read more

People use a car to light themselves on a dark street during a blackout in Bauta municipality, Artemisa province, Cuba, on March 18, 2024.

Power outages, food shortages trigger social unrest in Cuba

Mar 19, 2024

By Diego López Marina

Layman Osvaldo Gallardo and Catholic priest Father Alberto Reyes shared with ACI Prensa the causes of this latest crisis in... Read more

Pope Francis on March 18, 2024, accepted the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Ramón Benito Ángeles Fernández of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Dominican Republic auxiliary bishop

Mar 18, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of an auxiliary bishop of Santo Domingo, Ramón Benito Ángeles Fernández, who turned 75... Read more

On the island of Montserrat, St. Patrick’s week is a kind of homecoming for the Montserratian diaspora. Visitors get a shamrock stamped in their passports, and many Irish Americans take advantage of the inexpensive airfares to spend the March holiday in the Caribbean.

How Irish Catholic slaves brought the faith to the Caribbean

Mar 16, 2024

By Peter Jesserer Smith

Indentured servants planted the seeds of Catholicism on the Caribbean island of Montserrat, which shapes its identity today. Read more

The Congress of the Republic of Perú in the nation’s capital of Lima.

Peru’s Congress approves legislation protecting pregnant women and their babies

Mar 15, 2024

By Diego López Marina

Peru’s Congress approved a bill that establishes the obligation of the state to guarantee “the pregnant mother [and] the unborn... Read more

Mexican presidential candidates Jorge Álvarez Máynez, Xóchitl Gálvez, and Claudia Sheinbaum each signed the "National Commitment to Peace."

Mexico’s presidential candidates sign Catholic Church’s ‘Commitment to Peace’ initiative

Mar 13, 2024

By Diego López Colín

The three candidates running for president of Mexico met in the country’s capital March 11 to sign the National Commitment... Read more

Father Alberto Reyes has emerged as a critical voice against the extreme poverty and repressive actions of Cuba's police state, having himself experienced both and seen them in the lives of his fellow Cubans.

Cuban priest: ‘Communism won’t survive’ and ‘the Church will remain’

Mar 13, 2024

By Andrés Henríquez

In an interview with EWTN Noticias, Cuban priest Father Alberto Reyes spoke about his apostolic ministry in Camagüey province. Read more


Abortion laws in Latin America: Which side is winning?

Mar 12, 2024

By Diego López Marina

Latin America is in the midst of a prolonged debate on abortion, with laws varying significantly from country to country. Read more

Haitian police officers deploy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on March 9, 2024.

Archbishop of Port-au-Prince: ‘There is real danger of civil war in Haiti’

Mar 11, 2024

By Diego López Marina

Port-au-Prince Archbishop Max Leroy Mésidor shared his perspective on the difficult situation facing his country and the pastoral work of... Read more

The violence in one of the most troubled regions of Mexico led to a temporary parish closure.

Facing drug gang violence ‘God is the people’s only defense,’ Mexican bishop says

Mar 10, 2024

By Diego López Colín

On Feb. 28 a parish in La Ruana announced the suspension of religious services, stating that “we are in a... Read more

Argentine President Javier Milei is pictured here during an audience with Pope Francis on Feb. 12, 2024.

Argentine President Milei: Abortion is aggravated homicide

Mar 9, 2024

By Julieta Villar

The president of Argentina, Javier Milei, says abortion “is murder aggravated by the bond” between mother and child. Read more

In 2023, over half a million migrants headed toward the United States crossed the Darien Gap, the inhospitable jungle region between Colombia and Panama.

Central American bishops to address migration crisis in Darien jungle

Mar 8, 2024

By Eduardo Berdejo

The meeting was convened by the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and will take place in Panama City. Read more