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Colombian bishop responds to cathedral vandalism

A Colombian archbishop condemned an attack against a local cathedral March 8 by a group of radical pro-abortion feminists. Read more

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Bishops pray for Colombian nun kidnapped four years ago

The president of the Department of Missions at the Colombian Bishops’ Conference marked the fourth anniversary of the kidnapping of... Read more

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Colombian bishop: Desecration of church, Eucharist 'wounds all Catholics'

A Colombian bishop has decried the desecration of a Catholic church and its tabernacle in the country and called on... 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

Colombian bishops pray for peace following murder of 13 young people

The Colombian Bishops’ Conference appealed for peace following two brutal massacres of young people last week in the country. In... Read more

Catholic ministry in Colombia marks three years of feeding migrants

June 5 marks three years since the Diocese of Cúcuta, Colombia opened its Divine Providence House of Transit in response... Read more

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Salesians in Bogota aid poor families hard hit by COVID lockdown

Salesian ministries in Bogota, Colombia, have joined forces to feed the families of the children and young people they serve... Read more

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Colombian archbishop removes from ministry 15 priests accused of sexual abuse

The president of the Colombian bishops’ conference, Óscar Urbina, suspended 15 priests of his archdiocese from ministry who have been... Read more

Diana Maria Toro on the day of her release. Courtesy photo.

Colombian kidnapping victim says God is faithful

Diana María Toro Vélez was kidnapped on a September day, as she drove home from Mass in the Colombian city... Read more

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Father's bid to halt 8th month abortion makes headlines in Colombia

A late term abortion case has made national headlines in Colombia after a father lost a court appeal to save... Read more

In Colombia, lawsuits seek to ban legal abortion

Amid an ongoing court case challenging legal abortion in Colombia, the nation’s bishops have spoken up in defense of the... Read more

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Baptismal record for same-sex couples causes controversy in Colombia

The recent baptism of a child raised by a same-sex couple has caused a controversy in Colombia, after a parish... Read more

Colombia food bank calls for ‘heroes’ to serve those in need

A major food bank in Bogota, Colombia, is calling for local people and organizations to partner with them as they... Read more

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March for Life events throughout Colombia draws thousands

Thousands attended pro-life marches in cities across Colombia on May 4, under the theme “I choose both lives.”  Read more

Venezuelan migrants waiting to enter the Divine Providence House in Cucuta, Colombia.

Colombian diocese has served 1 million meals to Venezuelan migrants

The Diocese of Cúcuta in Colombia reported this week that it has provided 1 million meals to Venezuelan migrants affected... Read more

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Terror cannot be the seed of peace, Bogota cardinal says after car bomb

Cardinal Ruben Salazar Gomez of Bogota said that terror can never be the seed of justice and peace, following Thursday's... Read more

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Colombian diocese honored for serving Venezuelan migrants

The Diocese of  Cúcuta, Colombia, has been awarded a Portafolio Award, an annual recognition in the country given to organizations... Read more

Colombia drug route battle leaves residents trapped in homes

Residents of the Catatumbo region of Colombia, which borders Venezuela, are trapped in their own homes due to an ongoing... Read more

Hosts donated by the Bishop Víctor Manuel Ochoaof Cúcuta. Photo: Diocese of Cúcuta.

Colombian diocese donates 250,000 hosts to alleviate shortage in Venezuela

With a flour shortage leading to a lack of hosts in Venezuela, the neighboring diocese of Cúcuta, Colombia donated 250,000... Read more

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Local Church aids migrants crossing from Venezuela to Colombia

As thousands continue to pour across the border from Venezuela to Colombia, the local Church is helping meet the needs... Read more