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Members of Actívate (Get Active) deliver more than 33,000 signatures to the Mexican Ministry of the Interior (SEGOB) and the attorney general’s office Aug. 24, 2022, demanding justice for two Jesuit priests murdered in June.

More than 33,000 signatures presented to Mexican authorities demanding justice for slain priests

Aug 26, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Mexican platform Actívate (Get Active) on Aug. 24 delivered the signatures to the Ministry of the Interior and the... Read more

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Court rules Church in Costa Rica must pay $100,000 compensation to sex-abuse victim

Aug 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

A lower court ruled Aug. 23 that the Church must pay the compensation to a victim of sexual abuse committed... Read more

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El Chipote: The torture prison where the Nicaraguan dictatorship is holding priests

Aug 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

El Nuevo Chipote, or simply El Chipote, opened in February 2019 to replace the old prison of the same name... Read more

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega

Ortega regime shuts down another Catholic radio station in Nicaragua

Aug 24, 2022

By CNA Staff

Radio Stereo Fe of the Diocese of Estelí lamented Aug. 24 that “almost 28 years of radio evangelization on FM... Read more

President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua

Priests confront dictatorship in Nicaragua: ‘Let us work in peace!’

Aug 23, 2022

By CNA Staff

The priests of the Diocese of Estelí in Nicaragua called on the authorities of the dictatorial regime of Daniel Ortega... Read more

Faithful Catholics of the Diocese of León, Nicaragua, participate in the annual procession of the image of Our Lady of Mercy, the patroness of the diocese, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022.

Faithful hold Marian procession in Nicaragua despite repression and persecution

Aug 23, 2022

By CNA Staff

Hundreds of faithful Catholics and the clergy of the Diocese of León, Nicaragua, took part in the annual procession of... Read more

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Catholic Church in Argentina opposes legalization of euthanasia

Aug 22, 2022

By CNA Staff

There are currently four bills being considered in Argentina’s Congress to legalize euthanasia. Read more

Bishop José Álvarez Lagos surrounded by police officers on Aug. 4, 2022.

Cardinal visits bishop abducted by the Nicaraguan dictatorship: His spirit is strong  

Aug 19, 2022

By David Ramos

The archbishop of Managua, Nicaragua, Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes, met with the bishop of Matagalpa, Rolando Álvarez, hours after the bishop... Read more

Bishop Rolando José Álvarez of the Diocese of Matagalpa, Nicaragua, was placed under house arrest by the police of Daniel Ortega's regime in early August 2022.

Police put Nicaraguan bishop under house arrest again, send priests and seminarians to jail 

Aug 19, 2022

By David Ramos

The national police of Nicaragua's Ortega regime said that the bishop was seized to prevent "destabilizing and provocative activities.” Read more

Bishop Rolando Álvarez of Matagalpa, Nicaragua, is monitored by police in early August 2022.

BREAKING: Police force their way into chancery and abduct bishop in Nicaragua

Aug 19, 2022

By David Ramos

Nicaraguan police forced their way into the residence of Bishop Rolando Álvarez Friday morning and abducted the prelate, an outspoken... Read more

Bishop Rolando Álvarez of Matagalpa walks with other pilgrims to the Shrine of the Divine Child in July 2022.

Spanish bishops stand in solidarity with Church in Nicaragua, persecuted by Ortega government

Aug 18, 2022

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

At least two Spanish archdioceses have expressed their support for the Church in Nicaragua, which is being persecuted by prsident... Read more

Cardinal Marc Ouellet.

Vatican will not take Cardinal Ouellet to trial for sex abuse allegation

Aug 18, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Ouellet, prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Bishops, was accused of sexual assault in a civil suit filed this week... Read more

Firefighters work at the scene of a burnt collective transport vehicle after it was set on fire by unidentified individuals in Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico, on Aug. 12, 2022.

Archbishop condemns attacks by organized crime in US-Mexico border area

Aug 16, 2022

By CNA Staff

Francisco Moreno Barrón, the archbishop of Tijuana, Mexico, condemned the 20 attacks carried out in several towns in the state... Read more

Cardinal Marc Ouellet takes part in the Pontifical Council for Culture's Plenary Assembly on Women's Cultures in Rome, Feb. 6, 2015.

Cardinal Ouellet named in Canadian sex abuse lawsuit

Aug 16, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Prefect of the Dicastery for Bishops, was accused of sexual assault in a civil suit filed against... Read more

The faithful gather for Mass behind the fence of the church as the parochial vicar celebrates Mass in the atrium of Santa Lucía Parish in Matagalpa, Nicaragua, Aug. 16, 2022.

Police harassment forces priest to celebrate Mass outside church in Nicaragua

Aug 16, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

A group of police officers from the Daniel Ortega dictatorship in Nicaragua arrived at a parish Aug. 16 with the... Read more

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

Bianca Jagger implores Pope Francis to aid persecuted Catholic Church in Nicaragua

Aug 16, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Human rights activist Bianca Jagger is raising awareness of the Nicaraguan regime’s oppression of the Catholic Church, calling on Pope... Read more

A brief procession of the Virgin of Fatima in the atrium of the Cathedral of Managua, Nicaragua, was held on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, to close a Marian congress. A larger procession was scheduled but prohibited by the regime of President Daniel Ortega.

Ortega regime continues attacks on the Church in Nicaragua

Aug 15, 2022

By CNA Staff

Several acts of repression were reported in the country over the weekend. Read more

A group of Amigos Misioneros in Barranquilla, Colombia participating in a 40 Days for Life pro-life prayer rally in March 2021.

'Missionary Friends' play a major role in EWTN's success in Latin America

Aug 15, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

EWTN is continuing to grow in Latin America, buoyed by the support of thousands of volunteers who pray and work... Read more

Former Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta of the Diocese of Oran, Argentina.

Victim of Bishop Zanchetta: ‘Don't turn your back on us; we didn’t deserve such treatment’

Aug 13, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta of Oran, Argentina, was found guilty of abuse and sentenced to prison in March, but in July... Read more

Bishop José Álvarez Lagos surrounded by police officers on Aug. 4, 2022.

Persecuted bishop in Nicaragua tells faithful to overcome evil with good

Aug 12, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

Bishop Rolando Álvarez of Matagalpa, Nicaragua, who has been under house for eight days, called on the faithful not to... Read more