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Church of the Assumption in Santiago, Chile, after an arson attack Oct. 18. Giselle Vargas/ACI Prensa

After parish in Santiago, Chile destroyed by arson, pastor urges hope

The pastor of a parish destroyed by arson in Santiago, Chile on Sunday has urged local Catholics to reject temptations... Read more

Church fires in Santiago, Chile Oct. 18.

In Chile, archbishop condemns arson attacks that destroyed Catholic churches

The Archbishop of Santiago de Chile condemned arson attacks that destroyed two Chilean churches Sunday, and called on Catholics to... Read more

Bishop Lawrence Nicasio of Belize City. CNA file photo.

By Kevin Jones

Belize’s far-reaching gender bill runs aground, and critics warn of international 'gender ideology' pressure

A bill purporting to secure equality and anti-discrimination in Belize was withdrawn last month, after Bishop Lawrence Nicasio and other... Read more

Daniel Ortega celebrates his re-inauguration as president of Nicaragua, Jan. 10, 2012.

Managua archdiocese urges free elections in Nicaragua

The Archdiocese of Managua has expressed its concern over new threats to freedom and personal safety in Nicaragua, and urged... 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

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

Attempt to fast-track abortion legalization bill in Mexico fails

Pro-life leaders in Mexico claimed a temporary victory October 5 when a vote on bill to legalize abortion was postponed.  Read more

Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations. Courtesy photo.

Vatican to UN: cancel debts to help poor nations overcome pandemic

A Vatican representative called Wednesday for the cancelation of the debt of poor countries facing a “triple economic shock” as... Read more

In Canada, new bill would expand euthanasia, assisted suicide, Catholics warn

A bill reintroduced by the Canadian government this month would expand access to euthanasia and assisted suicide in the country... Read more

A statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe being restored after it was buried in the Santa Catarina River for ten years.

Our Lady of Guadalupe statue lost in hurricane, recovered 10 years later by another

When Hurricane Alex roared through the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon in 2010, the wind tore a metal sculpture of... Read more

Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations. Courtesy photo.

Vatican tells UN it is ‘deeply concerned’ by push to ‘reinterpret' foundations of human rights

A Vatican representative told the United Nations Tuesday that the Holy See was “deeply concerned” by moves “to reinterpret the... Read more

The Church of San Benito Abad in San Benito del Crucero, Cuba.

A new church in Cuba after years of persecution

The recent construction and dedication of a church building in Cuba represents a “small miracle”, according to the Claretian priest... Read more

The flag of Ecuador.

Ecuadorian president vetoes health code bill

The Ecuadorian president on Friday vetoed the entire Health Code bill passed by the country’s legislature. The bill would have... Read more

Colombian bishops pray for victims of two new massacres

The Colombian Bishops’ Conference this week offered prayers and voiced “deep sorrow” over two new massacres in the country in... Read more

Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine and celebrations in Des Plaines, Ill. Courtesy of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Call to evangelize highlighted at virtual Guadalupe pilgrimage

Organizers of the first international virtual pilgrimage to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe said the social media livestream... Read more

US Department of Homeland Security seal.

Mexico investigating alleged ICE detainee hysterectomies

Mexico is investigating reports that at least six of its nationals were among women in US immigration custody on whom... Read more

The Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Quebec in Quebec City.

Quebec religious leaders decry heightened coronavirus restrictions on houses of worship

Religious leaders in the Canadian province of Quebec are speaking out against tightening COVID-19 restrictions in certain areas, which they... Read more

Pro-life lawyers oppose bill to legalize abortion in Dominican Republic

A group of pro-life lawyers in the Dominican Republic have called on lawmakers to reject a bill legalizing abortion in... Read more

Adoration to the Blessed Sacrament.

Ontario bishop announces prayer of reparation for stolen tabernacle

A Canadian bishop has announced a month-long prayer of reparation after the cathedral’s tabernacle was stolen and later found dumped... Read more

Inocente Orlando Montano Morales in 2017.

Salvadoran imprisoned for 1989 killings of 5 Jesuit priests

A former colonel of the Salvadoran military, Inocente Orlando Montano Morales, has been convicted in a Spanish court for is... Read more

Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria.

Tabernacle found after theft from Ontario cathedral

The tabernacle that was stolen earlier this week from the St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral in St. Catharines, Ontario was... Read more