Americas News

Brazilian home-schooling mom Regiane Cichelero.

Brazilian mom fined for homeschooling her son and instilling Christian values

Aug 17, 2023

By Abel Camasca

The local prosecutor’s office began legal proceedings against the mother for failing to enroll her minor child in the school... Read more

Central American University (UCA) of Nicaragua.

U.S. State Department spokesman condemns seizure of Jesuit university in Nicaragua

Aug 17, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina, CNA Staff

“The U.S. condemns the regime’s ongoing repression of religious figures and institutions,” Principal Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel said. Read more

Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Former liberation theologian says movement fueled decline of Catholicism in Brazil

Aug 17, 2023

By Marcelo Musa Cavallari

Friar Clodovis Boff said the Catholic Church needs to return to a Christ-centered theology in Brazil. Read more

Dialogue table between the ELN and the government of Colombia.

Church to accompany peace talks between Colombian government, National Liberation Army

Aug 15, 2023

By ACI Prensa

Among the issues that will be addressed, in addition to pacification, are those of agrarian reform and institutional reform in... Read more

Cardinal Manuel Clemente, the patriarch of Lisbon, was the main celebrant for the Tuesday evening outdoor opening Mass for World Youth Day held at Eduardo VII Park on Aug. 1, 2023.

Dictatorship in Nicaragua blocks two priests who attended WYD from returning to the country

Aug 14, 2023

By Eduardo Berdejo

The dictatorship of Daniel Ortega reportedly prohibited two priests from returning to Nicaragua from Lisbon, Portugal, where they participated in... Read more

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, Diocese of Estelí, Nicaragua.

Ortega dictatorship in Nicaragua freezes bank accounts, assets of Jesuit university

Aug 14, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina

Auxiliary bishop of Managua, Nicaragua, Silvio Báez, condemned the latest aggression by the government on Aug. 10 on his X... Read more


Peru congressman: Abortion lobby using pregnant rape victim to try to legalize abortion

Aug 13, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina

“What I see is the utilization of this case by the abortion lobby,” said Peru Congressman Alejandro Muñante. Read more

Bishop Rolando Álvarez of the Diocese of Matagalpa, Nicaragua.

Is Nicaragua’s Bishop Álvarez still alive? A U.S. congressman demands proof

Aug 11, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

“I call on President Ortega to provide proof to the international community that Bishop Álvarez is still alive,” said Rep.... Read more


Bishops of Brazil encourage prayers to prevent liberalization of abortion

Aug 10, 2023

By ACI Digital

A lawsuit calling for the decriminalization of abortion in the country is now before the Federal Supreme Court and could... Read more

Fernando Villavicencio, a candidate for president in Ecuador, was shot and killed Aug. 9, 2023, by an unidentified man at a political rally.

Ecuador bishops condemn assassination of presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio

Aug 10, 2023

By David Ramos

In a statement, the Ecuadorian bishops expressed their “deep solidarity” with Villavicencio’s family. Read more

From left to right: Monsignor Jordi Bertomeu; José David Correa, superior general of Sodalitium Vitae Christianae; and Archbishop Charles Scicluna.

Papal envoys conclude visit in Sodalitium Christianae Vitae investigation

Aug 9, 2023

By David Ramos

Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna and Monsignor Jordi Bertomeu met with members of the society of apostolic life as well as... Read more

Bishop Francisco Javier Acero with the mothers of the disappeared and priests.

Church in Mexico announces plan to accompany mothers of disappeared persons

Aug 2, 2023

By Ana Paula Morales

In Latin America to say someone “was disappeared” means that the person was abducted and may or may not be... Read more

Missionaries of Charity leave Nicaragua on July 6, 2022.

Nicaraguan lawyer: 65 women religious have been expelled from the country since 2022

Jul 31, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina

According to Martha Patricia Molina, a total of 10 religious congregations in the country have been affected. Read more

Daiane Silva Pereira, 29, has been to every World Youth Day that Pope Francis has attended. Each of them played an important role in her discernment of religious life and now she's in Lisbon for WYD 2023 as a member of the religious community Comunidade Canção Nova.

Brazilian missionary developed her vocation by following Pope Francis’ WYD events

Jul 31, 2023

By ACI Digital

Daiane Silva Pereira has been to three World Youth Days and is now at WYD Lisbon with members of her... Read more


As Canada prepares to expand assisted suicide, advocates warn of threat to mentally ill

Jul 31, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Mental health and pro-life advocates are concerned that Canadians may soon be able to seek fatal treatments even if they... Read more


Prosecutor in Bolivia asks for Church’s cooperation in clerical sexual abuse cases

Jul 31, 2023

By Julieta Villar

The prosecutor for Chuquisaca asked the Archdiocese of Cochabamba for the names of the Jesuit provincials during the years 1999,... Read more

Cathedral of Bogotá, Colombia.

The Church’s role in cease-fire between Colombian government and National Liberation Army

Jul 31, 2023

By Eduardo Berdejo

The 180-day cease-fire will go into effect Aug. 3 following what was agreed upon in the third round of talks... Read more

Pilgrims from the Archdiocese of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Diocese of Tapachula, and Diocese of San Cristóbal de las Casas in the Basilica of Guadalupe in May 2022.

Mexican bishops submit ‘Indigenous liturgical adaptations’ to the Vatican for approval

Jul 27, 2023

By Ana Paula Morales

The liturgical adaptations approved by the CEM include incensing, a “senior layperson” role, and ritual dance. Read more

Bishop Rolando Álvarez.

Honduran bishop: Although Bishop Álvarez is in prison, he won’t be silent

Jul 26, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

“He’s not going to be silent. He is not a man to stay silent. ... [He wants to] return to... Read more


Archbishop laments 10,000 people have died waiting for medical care in Chile

Jul 25, 2023

By Julieta Villar

During the first four months of this year, 9,139 patients in the public system have died in Chile while waiting... Read more