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Euthanization of non-terminally ill Colombian woman canceled

Oct 11, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

The euthanization of a Martha Liria Sepúlveda Campo, a 51-year-old woman with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, was cancelled, the Colombian Pain... Read more

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Colombian bishop implores ill woman to not be euthanized

Oct 7, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The head of the Colombian bishops’ Commission for the Promotion and Defense of Life on Wednesday addressed a video message... Read more

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Colombian Supreme Court rules minors can marry or cohabit with an adult without parental consent

Aug 26, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The Supreme Court of Colombia ruled last week that minors between 14 and older can choose, without parental consent, legally... Read more

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Colombian diocese condemns car bombing at army base

Jun 17, 2021

By Harumi Suzuki

The Diocese of Cúcuta has condemned Wednesday’s attack carried out against the 30th Brigade of the National Army, and warned... Read more

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Pope Francis: To love like Christ means saying ‘no’ to love of money, vanity, power

May 9, 2021

By Courtney Mares

"To love as Jesus means ... detaching ourselves from our own human certainties, from earthly comforts, in order to open... Read more

Young mothers respond after pro-life pregnancy center tagged in Colombia

Apr 21, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The ProMujer pregnancy help center operated by the Moms 40 Coalition for Life Foundation in Bogota discovered April 16 it... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his March 28, 2018 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis donates ventilators to Colombia after record number of COVID-19 deaths

Apr 21, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

More than 68,700 people have died from COVID-19 in Colombia since February 2020 Read more

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Colombian bishop responds to cathedral vandalism

Mar 11, 2021

By ACI Prensa

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

Feb 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

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'

Dec 17, 2020

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

Sep 24, 2020

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

Aug 19, 2020

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

Jun 8, 2020

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

May 28, 2020

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

Apr 6, 2020

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

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Colombian kidnapping victim says God is faithful

Apr 3, 2020

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

Feb 23, 2020

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

Feb 3, 2020

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

Jul 25, 2019

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